Transnational education in sino-foreign cooperative universities: Modes, benefits and concerns

Jieming Ma, Chili Li, Minming Gu

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China recently has become an increasingly popular market for transnational education ventures. A number of Sino-foreign cooperative universities-legally independent entities formed as joint ventures between Chinese universities and international institutions – have been developed during the last two decades. Meanwhile, frequent controversial conversations are occurring about what benefits the transnational education could bring to students and how to support effective transnational teaching. The most basic modes of transnational education delivery are introduced. Moreover, this paper critically reflects on the benefits of transnational education for students and identifies vital issues that demand our serious consideration about transnational teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Education Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Culture
  • Higher education
  • Reflection
  • Sino-foreign cooperative university
  • Transnational education

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