Collaborative TNE in the Philippines: Creating Exemplars for International Engagement


As the Philippines set the scene for quality and relevant higher education through internationalisation, a new model and strategy for international engagement is evolving; one that is responding to the country’s agenda and befitting its unique context: collaborative transnational education (TNE). 

National framework and polices on TNE in place; capacity and funding support provided, the Philippines, through the Commission on Higher Education, in partnership with British Council is creating exemplars of Philippine-UK university partnerships that are bound to produce tailor-made, niche degree courses that satisfy national demands and cater to regional market. This collaborative nature is regarded as a model initiative for higher education partnerships between UK and the Philippines.

This session will share how Philippines’ engagement in collaborative TNE is starting a ‘quality revolution’ – from re-thinking of internationalisation strategies to quality assurance issues down to changing the mindsets of university faculty. 

Learning objectives:
1.    To present evolving models of collaborative TNE; the benefits and challenges in this type of international engagement;
2.    To understand implications of collaborative TNE to Philippines’ higher education provisions, in terms of national policies, institution capacity and investments and delivery of student experiences; and 
3.    From current learnings, identify future directions of Philippines’ internationalisation agenda.