The Allure of American Universities Abroad

In a new book published by the American University in Cairo Press, editors Ted Purinton and Jennifer Skaggs look at the establishment of universities around the world modeled after their American counterparts. "These universities capitalize on either the brand of an existing university, or the brand of American higher education as a whole," they note. "...Even though American universities at home face political, financial, and educational challenges...they are increasingly demanded as transplanted universities abroad."

Learn about American-style universities in Greece, Lebanon, Nigeria and more, and check out CPD Dissertation Grantee Kyle Long's chapter "America and American Universities Abroad: Toward a Public Diplomacy Research Agenda."

The full book, American Universities Abroad: The Leadership of Independent Transnational Higher Education Institutions, is available for purchase on the Oxford University Press website.

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