Also: How will shelving of major international school exams affect student admissions?
29 March 2020  Issue No: 591
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PHOTOMajor international examinations normally taken by the most internationally mobile students, such as the International Baccalaureate and international A levels, and national school-leaving exams in many countries have been suspended due to the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, we need to consider what the worldwide economic and higher education landscape will look like after the threat from the pandemic has dissipated, including changes to the supply chain, recruitment practices and online learning.
Although COVID-19 is likely to be a temporary crisis, it should serve as a wake-up call for higher education systems to flex their access and transfer pathways and ensure the provision of flexible educational delivery modes that serve diverse populations of learners.
International Higher Education Forum
PHOTOHigher education can expect at least 12 months of “abnormal conditions” from the COVID-19 pandemic – with at least five years before global student mobility recovers, according to Professor Simon Marginson, the director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University of Oxford.
Coronavirus Crisis and HE
PHOTOHundreds of Indian students have been stranded in Italy, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, United States and the Philippines amid lockdowns and travel disruptions due to the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian government says it is trying to bring them back, but parents want faster action.
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