Knowledge Transfer in Transnational Programmes : Opportunities and Challenges for the Pacific Region

Sutrisno, Agustian & Pillay, Hitendra (2014) Knowledge Transfer in Transnational Programmes : Opportunities and Challenges for the Pacific Region. In Dakuidreketi, Mesake Rawaikela & Lingham, Govinda Ishwar (Eds.) Higher Education & Community Engagement in the Pacific : Development and Policy Issues. USP Press, Suva, Fiji, pp. 147-172.


The globalised world: The current higher education community

The last decade has seen rapid changes in the landscape of higher education (HE) throughout the world, largely as a product of globalisation. A major effect has been to propel the interconnectedness between nations and people across the globe (Scholte, 2005). The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has diminished the distance between countries. The world’s economies are becoming more integrated and interrelated through neoliberal economic policies, free trade agreements and open access of goods and services beyond national borders, policies promulgated by organisations such as the World Trade Organization and The World Bank (Marginson & Ordorika, 2011; Mok, 2011). As a consequence, universities are operating at global, national and local levels simultaneously. In the Pacific region, new universities are emerging. For example, Fiji now has one regional and two national universities; Samoa has a national university and Solomon Islands has an institute of higher education. These new players add to regional competition as they open opportunities for global partnerships and transnational programmes. Thus, participating at these multiple levels is inevitable, and no university is immune to these changes (Marginson, Kaur & Sawir, 2011a). Universities are now part of the global HE community that cannot be confined within a nation’s borders. Transitional HE programmes are perhaps one of the most evident demonstrations of the interconnectedness of universities across countries in this global era.

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ID Code: 75878
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: transnational higher education, knowledge transfer, Pacific Region, Internationalisation, knowledge constructs, HERN
ISBN: 9789820109087
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2014 22:22
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:39

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