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Transnational partnerships in higher education in China: The diversity and complexity of elite strategic alliances

Montgomery, Catherine

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Catherine Montgomery



Abstract

Transnational partnerships between universities can illustrate the changing political, social and cultural terrain of global higher education. Drawing on secondary data analysis of government educational statistics, university webpages and a comprehensive literature review, this article focuses on transnational partnerships with particular reference to China in order to illuminate the diversifying relationships between networks of global universities. International partnerships develop in historical, geographic, social and cultural contexts and the analysis of Chinese universities’ partnerships across different social, cultural and geopolitical contexts indicates that, even within the elite groups of universities, transnational partnerships are diverse and complex. This article aims to demonstrate that the spread of internationalisation in the form of transnational partnership is not uniform but influenced by complex contextual factors, some of which are accentuating inequalities in the system.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 18, 2016
Journal London review of education
Print ISSN 1474-8460
Electronic ISSN 1474-8479
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 1
Pages 70-85
APA6 Citation Montgomery, C. (2016). Transnational partnerships in higher education in China: The diversity and complexity of elite strategic alliances. London Review of Education, 14(1), (70-85). doi:10.18546/LRE.14.1.08. ISSN 1474-8460
DOI https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.14.1.08
Keywords Transnational partnership; Internationalisation; Elites; Diversity
Publisher URL http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ioep/clre/2016/00000014/00000001/art00008
Copyright Statement ©Copyright 2016 Montgomery. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Additional Information This is a copy of an open access article published in London review of education, 2016, v.14 issue 1.

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©Copyright 2016 Montgomery. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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