APAIE 2024 APAIE 2024

Workshop 6: Sustainable and impactful TNE: The Case for an Offshore Presence

The world is more connected than it has ever been, and technology enables greater communication across borders, seeing the rise in hybrid and online learning models. Students, however, still want to maintain a face-to-face learning experience where practical and access to a high-quality international education has never been in more demand. There are many factors that Universities need to consider when weighing sustainability and impact against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when seeking international student enrolments. Do students need to fly across the world to attain a quality education? How can we ensure that we are meeting our commitments to sustainability, whilst delivering our programs in international locations? How do we deliver the best student experience? Hear from university leaders whose institutions have not only employed sustainable practices but have made sustainability and impact a core tenet of their institution and who use TNE as a way to educate more students, add value to their sustainability agenda and add volume and diversity to their student cohort. 


  • Haike Manning, Vietnam
  • Martin Hookham-Simms, New Zealand  
  • John Bolton, Australia
  • Marnie Watson, Australia


  • Haike Manning, Vietnam

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session attendees will have obtained -a better understanding of some key challenges and opportunities associated with the growth of quality and impactful TNE; -awareness of the ways leading international universities balance sustainability with TNE, student recruitment and offshore engagement needs; -a greater understanding of the support services available to institutions seeking to support the growth of quality and impactful TNE; and -tips and tricks for successful partnering and market entry in international jurisdictions. 


Senior leaders within education institutions with responsibility for internationalisation and TNE; 

Practitioners involved in the development and management of TNE operations, assurance, qualification recognition, and the student experience; 

Sector bodies and services providers with an interest in internationalisation and TNE, its quality, relevance and social impact; and 

Education sector and Government leaders seeking to balance offshore growth with the need to remain sustainable in an increasingly educated world where people are far more sustainably-minded than previous generations