IJIET 2019 Vol.9(9): 629-633 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.9.1279

Transnational Education in Sino-foreign Cooperative Universities: Modes, Benefits and Concerns

Jieming Ma, Chili Li, and Minming Gu

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Sino-foreign cooperative university, transnational education, higher education, reflection, culture.

Jieming Ma is with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (e-mail: jieming.ma@xjtlu.edu.cn).
Chili Li is with the School of Foreign Languages, Hubei University of Technology; Wuhan, Hubei Province, China (e-mail: lichili@hbut.edu.cn).
Minming Gu is with the School of Electronic and Information, Suzhou University of Science and Technology; Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (e-mail: gmm@usts.edu.cn).


Cite: Jieming Ma, Chili Li, and Minming Gu, "Transnational Education in Sino-foreign Cooperative Universities: Modes, Benefits and Concerns," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 629-633, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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