Transnational education as enabler of access to quality higher education and its link to UN SDG4: The case of Greece
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Papageogriou, F., Makellaraki, V. & Tsiligiris, V. (2020) Transnational education as enabler of access to quality higher education and its link to UN SDG4: The case of Greece. In: Tsiligiris, V., Lawton, W. & Hill, C. (eds.) Importing Transnational Education: Capacity, Sustainability and Student Experience from the Host Country Perspective. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 65-81.
This chapter explores the impact of TNE in Greece with particular reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4. The context of the research is a TNE collaborative partnership case study which involves Queen Margaret University in Scotland and Metropolitan College in Greece. A qualitative approach is used to gather and analyse primary evidence from TNE students and graduates. The findings suggest that TNE has had a positive impact in enabling access to good quality higher education in Greece in three respects: (1) affordability; (2) access to courses not available in the domestic HE system; and (3) the use of the host country language in delivery and assessment. This case study suggests that TNE promotes access to good quality higher education and creates a number of benefits for direct participants and wider stakeholder groups with direct reference to UN SDG4.