International Review of Education

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 569–571 | Cite as

The transnationally partnered university: Insights from research and sustainable development collaborations in Africa

By Peter H. Koehn and Milton O. Obamba, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2014, 273 pp., International and Development Education series. ISBN 978-1-137-48174-0 (hbk), 978-1-137-48176-4 (e-PUB); 978-1-137-48175-7 (e-PDF)
  • R. Murray Thomas
Book Review

This book is the twenty-fourth volume in the Palgrave Macmillan series titled International and Development Education. The book’s authors are academics, with Peter Koehn a professor at the University of Montana, USA, and Milton Obamba a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.

The expression transnationally partnered university refers to collaboration between higher-education institutions located in different countries. This volume focuses on relationships of three types – North-South, South-South, and North-South-South. The term North refers mainly to industrialised nations north of the equator in Europe and North America. The term South refers to “developing nations” south of the equator, with sub-Saharan Africa being the focus in this book. Thus, a typical North-South collaboration consists of higher-education institutions in Europe or North America linked to African universities. A South-South collaboration is between institutions located in separate African nations. A...

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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