Marc Schulze
Research Associate | Economy and Civil Society

Working as an economic geographer, Marc Schulze was part of the Leibniz Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education: International Branch Campus Development at the Interface of Network and Territorial Embeddedness” from May 2018 to December 2022. Currently he is a research associate at the Institute of Geography at Universität Hamburg.

He studied Geography, Political Science and English Studies at the University of Freiburg (Germany), the University of Sheffield (UK) and the University of Strasbourg (France) and graduated from Freiburg University with a postgraduate thesis on the interplay between university development and local economic transformations using a case study of the English city of Sheffield. During his studies he worked as research and teaching assistant at the Department for Environmental Social Science and Geography of the University of Freiburg and the Geography Department of the University of Munich, and also gained practical experience in the fields of academic mobility programmes and university partnerships. After graduation he worked as teaching and research associate in Human Geography at the University of Freiburg. His current research focus is in Economic Geography with wider research interests in Political and Social Geography.

Projects

Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

In the past twenty years, the number of students completing university studies in a foreign country has constantly been on the rise. In addition, many universities are investing in international branch campuses (IBCs) abroad. These are initial indices for a parallel globalisation of knowledge-intensive branches of the economy and of the university landscape. The Leibniz Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education” (TRANSEDU) is concerned with the relationship between globalised economic processes and the internationalisation of the academic and research landscapes. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2023
Kleibert, J. M., Schulze, M., Rottleb, T., & Bobée, A. (2023). (Trans-)Regional Embeddedness and the Resilience of Offshore Campuses. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 10(1), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2022.2157323
2022
Rottleb, T., Kleibert, J. M., & Schulze, M. (2022, Mar). Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs: Key Challenges for Policy Makers. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/251349
Schulze, M., & Rottleb, T. (2022). Case Study: University Offshore Campuses and the Regional Development of Iskandar Malaysia. In J. Ilieva, N. Healey, V. Tsiligiris, C. Ziguras, P. Killingley, & W. Lawton (Eds.), The Value of Transnational Education Partnerships (pp. 52). British Council. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/value_tne_fullreport.pdf
2021
Schulze, M. (2021). Of Bumping and Bending: Foreign Universities' FDI Strategies in Malaysia. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 112(2), 179-194. https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12472
Kleibert, J. M., & Schulze, M. (2021). EduCity in Iskandar Malaysia: Eine transnationale Bildungszone als Megaprojekt. Geographische Rundschau, 73(4), 34-39.
Kleibert, J. M., Rottleb, T., Schulze, M., & Bobée, A. (2021, Jun 10). Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/IRS_Dialog_Transferpublikationen/IRS_Dialog_Policy_Paper_2-2021.pdf
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2021). Transnational Education Zones: Towards an Urban Political Economy of ‘Education Cities’. Urban Studies, 58(14), 2845-2862. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020962418
Schulze, M., & Kleibert, J. M. (2021). Transnational Education for Regional Economic Development? Understanding Malaysia's and Singapore's Strategic Coupling in Global Higher Education. International Journal of Training and Development, 25(4), 363-382. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12242
2020
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2020). Global Geographies of Offshore Campuses. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223315

Selected Publications by Type

Journal Article
Kleibert, J. M., Schulze, M., Rottleb, T., & Bobée, A. (2023). (Trans-)Regional Embeddedness and the Resilience of Offshore Campuses. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 10(1), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2022.2157323
Schulze, M. (2021). Of Bumping and Bending: Foreign Universities' FDI Strategies in Malaysia. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 112(2), 179-194. https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12472
Kleibert, J. M., & Schulze, M. (2021). EduCity in Iskandar Malaysia: Eine transnationale Bildungszone als Megaprojekt. Geographische Rundschau, 73(4), 34-39.
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2021). Transnational Education Zones: Towards an Urban Political Economy of ‘Education Cities’. Urban Studies, 58(14), 2845-2862. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020962418
Schulze, M., & Kleibert, J. M. (2021). Transnational Education for Regional Economic Development? Understanding Malaysia's and Singapore's Strategic Coupling in Global Higher Education. International Journal of Training and Development, 25(4), 363-382. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12242
Expertise / Position Paper / Policy Paper
Rottleb, T., Kleibert, J. M., & Schulze, M. (2022, Mar). Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs: Key Challenges for Policy Makers. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/251349
Kleibert, J. M., Rottleb, T., Schulze, M., & Bobée, A. (2021, Jun 10). Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/IRS_Dialog_Transferpublikationen/IRS_Dialog_Policy_Paper_2-2021.pdf
Other Contribution to Book
Schulze, M., & Rottleb, T. (2022). Case Study: University Offshore Campuses and the Regional Development of Iskandar Malaysia. In J. Ilieva, N. Healey, V. Tsiligiris, C. Ziguras, P. Killingley, & W. Lawton (Eds.), The Value of Transnational Education Partnerships (pp. 52). British Council. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/value_tne_fullreport.pdf
Working Paper, Discussion Paper
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2020). Global Geographies of Offshore Campuses. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223315

Talks

2022
Transnational Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Role of Regional Embeddedness of International Branch Campuses for Crisis Affectedness

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2022

September/30/2022
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Foreign University Subsidiaries and Economic Development in Malaysia and Singapore – Transnational Higher Education Providers Between (Re-)Embedding and Strategic Coupling

Annual Conference Scientific Working Group on Southeast Asia and East Asia of the German Geographical Society

June/24/2022
Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, Germany

2021
Universitätszweigstellen in Südostasien - Transnationale Hochschulbildungsanbieter zwischen räumlichen (Neu-)Einbettungen und strategischen Verkopplungen

#GeoWoche2021

October/06/2021
Universität Passau, virtuell, Passau, Germany

Foreign Universities' Strategies in Malaysia – Stretching Organisation and Regulation

Transnational Higher Education: A Focus on International Branch Campuses

June/03/2021
Society for Research into Higher Education, Manchester, United Kingdom

Transnational Education for Regional Economic Development? Understanding Governmental Strategies in Singapore and Malaysia

AAG Annual Meeting 2021

April/11/2021
Seattle, Seattle, United States

Anticipated Benefits and Missed Opportunities of Offshore Campus Imports – Experiences from Southeast Asia and the Arab Gulf Region

Third TNE-Hub Research Symposium

March/31/2021
Hosted online by King's College London, London, United Kingdom

2019
International Branch Campus Development and Academics‘ International Mobilities

International Workshop “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education”

January/11/2019
Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Erkner, Germany

2018
Widersprüche und Aushandlungen von Mobilitätserfahrungen durch WissenschaftlerInnen in Räumen transnationaler Hochschulbildung

Praktiken des Umgangs mit Mobilitätsanforderungen in der Arbeitswelt

November/23/2018
Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany