After the Arab Spring, education reform is key to political development, and in Egypt, says Leslie Croxford, the values of a British higher education resonate with the aspirations of Tahrir Square’s protesters.
This article will focus on the creation of new universities in foreign settings. This might mean that those creating the university come from one country or continent and install a duplicate of their own institution in another. Or it could mean that the higher educational system of one culture is introduced into foreign institutions by members of the host culture. There are of course many other variants. But what I shall consider here is implanting the British system of higher education abroad by both British and local staff.