International Joint and Dual Degrees

International joint and dual degrees (JDDs) are programs that use course offerings from two or more higher education institutions (HEIs) in different countries to award one or more degrees. These programs may also be referred to as combined degrees, double degrees, or conjoint degrees. Their use as part of an HEI’s internationalization strategy is increasingly common as they can be a mechanism for exposing domestic students to international engagements, attract international students to the campus, create a more global educational experience for both institutions, and serve as an alternative form of quality assurance/enhancement. This entry provides an overview of the two basic types of international JDDs and discusses their scope and scale as well as their benefits. It then explores concerns regarding JDDs, as well ...

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