Trade in higher education: the role of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

Author(s)
Tilak, Jandhyala B.G.
Languages
English, French
Series
Fundamentals of educational planning, 95
Year
2011
Pages
154 p.
ISBN
978-92-803-1362-8

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Internationalization of higher education has been evolving over the years. Today, trade in education has become an important framework under which cross-border mobility of students, institutions, programmes, and teachers takes place. The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) has systematized and formalized the conditions for trade in services including education. This book provides a detailed analysis of various dimensions of the GATS and its implications for development of higher education, especially in developing countries. The analysis also provides a critical assessment of the benefits derived and potential threats posed by trading in education. It is hoped that the study will provide useful insights on the issue for educational policy-makers, planners, and researchers.
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