Plus all the news on coronavirus and HE as mass university closures sweep across the globe
22 March 2020  Issue No: 590
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PHOTOMany foreign students on shuttered university campuses in Britain, the United States and elsewhere are being told to return home and are rushing to secure flights before travel shutdowns, contributing to a new spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong and perhaps Singapore.
Predictions that nothing much will change as a result of the coronavirus strike me as a reflection of the inherent biases and binaries of international higher education. Instead we should be directing our efforts towards engaging with globalisation and its discontents more proactively.
Professors are taking double, even triple workloads to try to adapt to online teaching as a result of the novel coronavirus. But what are the major challenges they face in switching to online teaching and how can they be effectively addressed? Here are some solutions.
PHOTOSustainability is moving up the strategic agenda in higher education, but universities need to come together more across all levels and disciplines to push forward on their key role in promoting it, and other stakeholders need to recognise the important contribution they can make.
Coronavirus Crisis and HE
PHOTOCountries across South and Southeast Asia have in quick succession announced the closure of their schools and universities for a minimum of two weeks in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus which has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. But authorities in many of the countries acknowledge that closures could last much longer.
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