As a result of economic globalization, universities from the West are moving towards educational internationalization while searching for new international markets. At the same time, Chinese universities are opening their doors with an effort to invite foreign institutional partners for progressing educational collaboration. In the process of collaboration, a successful partnership largely relies on selection of an appropriate partner and effective countermeasures to the conflicts and problems. This paper reports on a longitudinal study regarding an exchange program between The University of Newcastle (Australia) and its partnership with a number of universities in China. The findings of this study shed a new light on higher education collaboration between universities in the West and their Chinese counterparts.
35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES 2007). International Co-operation Through Education: 35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (Auckland, New Zealand 29 November - 2 December, 2007)