Partnership Access - Dual degrees: Trends, opportunities, and challenges

Partnership Access - Dual degrees: Trends, opportunities, and challenges
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Publication Date:

June, 2014

Number of pages:

19

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Downloadable PDF

Document ID:
PROD44930
Partnership Access - Dual degrees: Trends, opportunities, and challenges
Partnership Access - Dual degrees: Trends, opportunities, and challenges
Partnership Access - Dual degrees: Trends, opportunities, and challenges

One of the most rapidly growing phenomena of transnational education is the dual degree, offered to students by two or more institutions in different countries. While the definition of terms relating to this type of degree can vary both within and between countries, this Partnership Access report helps to provide clarity and context on the development of international joint or dual degrees, highlighting elements such as delivery, accreditation and study location. In examining the rise of the dual degree, the report looks at the advantages to institutions, staff and students, as well as some of the concerns related to establishing and operating dual degree programmes. Barriers and challenges are also addressed.

A case study profiling a new degree which spans institutions in three continents is featured. The World Bachelor in Business (WBB) programme has been developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.

Amid the increasing popularity of international joint or dual degrees, especially at the master’s level, this report gives educators, academics, policy makers and students an edge in understanding the opportunities and risks involved when considering such programmes.

At a time when HEIs feel under more government pressure than ever in many countries, such programmes can help to demonstrate progress in meeting the goals of higher education policymakers for more international collaboration and for producing graduates fitted for the more globalised economy.

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