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Mapping cross-border provision of higher education in the EU

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

August 2013

July 12th, a study on behalf of the European Commission was pushed on cross border provision of education within the EU. 

The study reports that cross-border education still affects only a small minority of students, but that there is also significant increase, with high concentration in Spain and Greece, and in urban centres and industrialised areas. Cross border HE is dominated by Anglophone countries; branch campuses are operated more often by private providers, while public institutions more often engage in validation and franchise arrangements. The report finds there is often little publicly available information on quality assurance and accreditation. 

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