Article

The other voices of international higher education: an empirical study of students' perceptions of British university education in China

Citation

Moufahim M & Lim M (2015) The other voices of international higher education: an empirical study of students' perceptions of British university education in China. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 13 (4), pp. 437-454. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2014.959476

Abstract
Against a backdrop of globalised higher education (HE) – one in which a number of British universities are setting up campuses overseas – China represents a vast and lucrative market. This paper presents data on the perceptions and experiences of 20 Chinese students who are currently studying at a British university's campus located in China. Drawing upon theoretical and empirical linkages between the expansion of British HE into overseas markets and neo-colonial (or imperialist) activities, this paper discovers that sociocultural perceptions and ideological constructs such as ‘creativity’ and ‘value’ form a vital basis for the exchange of knowledge in transnational HE.

Keywords
transnational higher education; internationalisation; Chinese students; British universities; overseas campus; postcolonialism

Journal
Globalisation, Societies and Education: Volume 13, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2015
Publication date online02/10/2014
Date accepted by journal23/08/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27375
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1476-7724
eISSN1476-7732