More than 200 academics have signed an open letter accusing Universities UK and the British government of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in Egypt by promoting higher education partnerships between the countries.
Lancaster University, UK, is to open an international branch campus in Ghana, Africa, later this year in what will be the only operational British IBC on the continent. Subject to approval from Ghana's national accreditation board the campus will enrol its first students in October.
International branch campuses (IBCs) were the focus of debate at the most recent Global Forum staged by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE). By 2014, 250 IBCs are expected to be in operation - this event in Malaysia focused on the business and ethical considerations required in IBC management.