Call for researchers: Models of TNE engagement in schools

11 Mar 2016

IEAA is seeking expressions of interest for a paper on models on transnational education (TNE) engagement in the schools sector. The successful candidate will receive a $5,000 honorarium and an opportunity to present their findings at IEAA’s TNE Forum in July.

Australian high school qualifications have been delivered overseas since the early 1980s, and seem to be increasing in popularity – particularly in China, the United Arab Emirates, South-East Asia and Pacific countries. However, there is very little available data on transnational education (TNE) in the Australian schools sector.

IEAA is seeking expressions of interest from researchers to write a paper on these transnational education pathways. The final paper will be a benchmarking report on TNE engagement in the schools sector. In particular, it will focus on:

  • What school qualifications are being delivered via TNE outside Australia?
    (e.g. Which education providers, what states/territories are involved?)
  • What are the numbers of students/graduates?
  • What are the models of engagement?
    (e.g. curriculum provision, branch campus, partnered arrangements, pathway arrangements?)
  • What are the quality assurance frameworks in place?
  • In what kind of in-country regulatory environments do these programs operate?
  • What is the global competitive environment for these qualifications?


The paper will be launched at IEAA’s Transnational Education Forum, which will be held in Melbourne on Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 July 2016. The author will be invited to present a keynote on their findings.

IEAA will provide an honorarium of AU$5,000 to the successful candidate for their research.

Expressions of interest close on Thursday 24 March.

Submit your expression of interest.