Transnational higher education in Mexico: The Sylvan-Universidad Del Valle de Mexico case

This paper discusses the impact of transnationalisation on Mexican higher education system in four steps: First, it examines the Mexican government position about the global international trade. Second, it exposes the general Mexican position about the educative transnationalisation. Third, it refers the Mexican legal frame about direct foreign investment in education. Fourth, it displays data about the volume of direct foreign investment in the Mexican educative sector. Finally, the attention turns to a specific case of transnationalisation: the presence of a partnership between Sylvan Learning Systems and the University of the Valley of Mexico, private institution that offers education of baccalaureate, degree and postdegree.

University transnationalization; Direct foreign intervention in higher education; Private higher education in Mexico

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