Evaluating the Effectiveness of German TNE: Selected Case Studies from the Middle East

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
In its endeavors to internationalize its higher education, science and research, Germany began making their own footprints in transnational education (TNE), and situated their unique model of applied sciences globally. This study sheds light on the German TNE in the Middle East region, where the German TNE flagship universities are located. The study is concerned with evaluating the effectiveness of German TNE through selected case studies from the Middle East. Namely, the German University in Cairo (GUC), the German Jordanian University (GJU), The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and the Turkish- German University (TGU). Through the lenses of internationalization, the study will interpret the evolution, motives and benefits for German TNE stakeholders. Furthermore, in order to measure the German TNE success, and explore students, staff and managers perspectives, the multiple case study method was selected. Qualitative empirical data was collected from different primary sources including questionnaires, interviews, audit reports and the universities’ official websites. The data was described, analyzed, and findings were synthesized to present a well-rounded, and in-depth narrative. The study recommends modelling and further expanding these TNE projects for their great benefits for all stakeholders, as they contribute in the internationalization and reformation of the education systems in both Germany and the TNE host countries.
Transnational Education (TNE), Germany, Middle East, evaluation, effectiveness