The Tanzania Commission for Universities has finally acted against a branch campus of Uganda’s Kampala International University, ordering the Dar es Salaam-based institution to stop offering masters and doctoral courses.
International education in the United Kingdom has got bogged down in political debates about migration, and this has led to an identity crisis. Australia has sought new ways to counter public fears about immigration through student visas and may provide some lessons.
Universities increasingly aim to produce ‘global citizens’, but this throws up all sorts of issues around the national orthodoxies and assumptions that underlie the creation of knowledge. How can the barriers between countries be overcome to create a truly omnipresent science?
Bindu N Lohani
In the past Asia has tended to invest in higher education through bricks and mortar. The Association of South East Asian Nations region now needs to look at developing knowledge infrastructure so that it can compete globally.