Education hubs are a recent phenomenon in higher education systems of predominantly Asian countries to innovate local systems through the expertise of foreign actors, particularly from English-speaking countries. To understand some of the phenomenon’s implications on international higher education, this empirical study compares attempts to create education hubs in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. First, the book explores the analytical potential of current approaches to study the phenomenon, and second, it investigates how education hubs change policy and governance in the higher education systems of Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The book sheds light on how education hubs lead to the involvement of Global Education Industry actors in local systems and how the phenomenon creates new dynamics for policy making and research.
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