A new model for international recruitment will emerge from COVID-19 disruption
17 May 2020  Issue No: 598
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PHOTOCampus leaders and international educators must ask themselves if it is not hypocritical and even unethical to invite international students to campus when the United States is at the epicentre of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the situation is still clearly out of control.
A new model for higher education will emerge from the disruption of higher education by COVID-19 and it will require a more effective and efficient use of alumni, especially in emerging and key markets, to assist with the recruitment and enrolment of future international students.
The jobs of at least 12,000 university staff, at risk because of the COVID-19 crisis, have been saved under a landmark agreement between Australian universities and the National Tertiary Education Union. They were under threat following a collapse in international and domestic student enrolments.
Coronavirus Crisis and HE
PHOTOUnited States President Donald Trump has rebuked Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and a key member of the White House task force on the coronavirus, for warning that no vaccine would be available to facilitate students returning to campuses in September.
Coronavirus Crisis Commentary
PHOTOAmong the proliferating internationalisation strategies and formal partnership agreements of international higher education, there is something which universities often overlook – the power of interpersonal relationships. With international mobility restricted and professional relationships across distances seeming fragile, we need personal contacts more than ever.
PHOTOThe Global Recognition Convention paves the way for increasing mobility between regions and continents, and Norway’s ratification is the first step towards creating a global platform for collaboration and problem solving, information sharing and developing good practice in recognition and international higher education.
PHOTODeteriorating relations between Sweden and China have prompted the closing of Confucius institutes and classrooms in the Scandinavian country and the ending of city partnerships. The moves have been prompted by growing concern in Sweden over security, human rights and the jailing in China of a Chinese-born publisher with Swedish citizenship.
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