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Cross-Border Education Research Team

Welcome!  C-BERT.org is the source of information regarding college and universities with a multi-national presence. The site is maintained by the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT), hosted at the State University of New York at Albany and Pennsylvania State University. C-BERT maintains a comprehensive list of international branch campuses and also tracks other aspects of cross-border higher education.

The C-BERT research team is dedicated to providing our visitors with accurate and up-to-date information. If you have updates or corrections to our data, please contact us email us or use the Contact-us form.

Over the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in higher education institutions exporting their educational programs across geopolitical borders. The Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) studies this phenomenon from organizational, sociological, economic, and political perspectives. As distinct from strictly virtual or online education, C-BERT concentrates on instances of physical cross-border teaching and research activities. These broad interests inform more specific inquiries into regulation, accountability, quality assurance, institutional legitimacy, patterns of growth, and institutional failures, among other topics. C-BERT does not promote or represent any institutions, sectors, or national systems engaged in cross-border higher education. Rather, its mission is to advance understanding of these issues through the discovery, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge. In turn, this research aims to inform institutional development as well as public policy and discussion.

ABOUT US

Learn more about C-BERT’s current members, affiliates and alumni.

RESOURCES & DATA

Find information about the branch campuses, educational hubs, and our map of international locations.

OUR WORK

Read our Essays & Commentaries, news articles referencing C-BERT, and journal, book, and chapter publications, as well as a list of presentations.

FAST FACTS

NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL BRANCH CAMPUSES

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WITH BRANCH CAMPUSES

LARGEST EXPORTERS

OF BRANCH CAMPUSES

  • UNITED STATES
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • FRANCE
  • RUSSIA
  • AUSTRALIA

The largest exporters of branch campuses are (in order of branches): United States (77), United Kingdom (38), France (28), Russia (21), and Australia (14) and a total of 76 importing countries.

LARGEST IMPORTERS OF

BRANCH CAMPUSES

The largest importers of branch campus are (in order of campuses imported): China (32), United Arab Emirates (32), Singapore (12), Malaysia (12), and Qatar (11).

Note: Our numbers for China do not include Hong Kong SAR because it has a different regulatory system than mainland China.

STAY IN TOUCH

If you have information regarding a branch campus, we would love to hear from you! Use our Contact-us form and we will be in touch shortly.

The Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) provides information regarding college and universities with a multi-national presence.