Also: How corruption is eroding universities and new approaches to tackling the problems
28 June 2020  Issue No: 604
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PHOTOThe COVID-19 crisis has driven universities to the point when they cannot but innovate: they need to transform to stay in the game. To succeed without betraying their values, they need new solutions and the safest way to find them is to experiment.
Asia and Pacific Rim university leaders say their institutions moved quickly to shut down and set up online when COVID-19 hit them out of the blue – and students have gained from more personalised learning. But bringing students back onto campus is a more complex challenge.
The University of California’s recent decision to drop standardised testing for applicants is designed to improve access for Chicanos, Latinos and African Americans and raises issues for universities globally about how they secure a representative range of students that meets the needs of society.
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PHOTOInternational students are not just affected by the general mental health issues that arise out of the pandemic, but by the stress of trying to figure out what their next educational steps should be. What can departments and universities do to support them?
Coronavirus Crisis and HE
PHOTOWith pessimists forecasting a 61% fall in overseas enrolments to United Kingdom universities from key Asian markets, a British Council Going Global 2020 webinar explored what international educators would do differently to prepare for a similar crisis and how the crisis will change higher education.
PHOTOThe Black Lives Matter protests have shown that political activity has not been curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A study of student protests across Europe suggests a significant interest in politics remains despite policy-makers clinging on to the notion that students are apathetic.
Corruption in Higher Education
PHOTOCorruption in Higher Education: Global challenges and responses, edited by Elena Denisova-Schmidt (pictured), has just been published. The scope of the book is as far-reaching as the corruption it describes, which is serious and is steadily eroding societies, universities and authorities. This special report reviews the corruption in universities that the book reveals, its manifestations and definitions, and some new approaches to tackling the problem.
PHOTOThe United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union, other European Economic Area and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be charged the same tuition rates as domestic students.
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