Structure and Costs of International Partnerships

Topics: International Partnerships, Globalization, Academic Affairs

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North American institutions engage in partnerships with foreign institutions to extend higher education access, introduce curricular reform, promote cross-country research, and generate profit. This report examines the structure of and costs associated with international partnerships. Additionally, the report describes how administrators negotiate partnerships and address copyright and attribution concerns.

Research Questions

  • What types of services and academic content to institutions exchange with foreign institutions or deliver abroad?
  • How do administrators respond to inquiries from potential partners?
  • How do administrators address copyright and attribution considerations?
  • How do administrators determine the price of program or content to be exchanged or delivered?