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Contradiction behind Egypt’s embrace of branch campuses

From University World News ….

As Egypt builds a ‘new Cairo’ – a government and business hub in the desert on Cairo’s outskirts – the government wants international branch campuses (IBCs) to be a part of it. 

Governments increasingly view internationalisation as a means for advancing national policy priorities, driven by a combination of enhancing economic competitiveness and global reputation. Such government attention towards internationalisation can be a welcome advance, as well as fraught with potentially troubling policy and practical implications.