Also: How can Chinese students navigate the tension between globalisation and nationalism?
13 September 2020  Issue No: 611
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PHOTOThe COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold economic damage which will have a long-lasting impact on higher education and is changing what students around the world want from universities. Now is the time to reimagine the university as a model fit for the future.
Chinese students who study abroad are caught between conflicting currents. How can they maintain global competencies in an increasingly nationalist world? Glocalised education – encompassing local identification, global perspectives, intercultural communication and action for human well-being – enables them to be both global and local.
More than 20 eminent international philosophers and social scientists have signed an open letter backing France’s Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, or FMSH, and its former president Michel Wieviorka.
Coronavirus Crisis and HE
PHOTOThe COVID-19 pandemic and other recent challenges have triggered many questions about the future of international education. But now is the time to rethink internationalisation and renew the case for urgent global engagement rather than retreat into sterilised experiences that shelter students from risk.
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PHOTOThe imperative of moving to online learning due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to a better higher education system that is more agile, more ready to anticipate change and more resilient, but only if it is properly resourced and supported.
PHOTOCanadian intelligence has warned that China’s Thousand Talents Plan or TTP is using ‘corrosive tactics’ to advance the economic and strategic objectives of hostile states, but others argue that the TTP has been caught up unfairly in United States concerns about Chinese government actions elsewhere.
PHOTOThe Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, its contribution to French and global human and social sciences and the rich intellectual life it supports, are under threat of being sacrificed to centralised bureaucratic control and inclusion in the development plan called Campus Condorcet.
PHOTOHigher education has undergone huge transformation globally over recent decades. What major issues does it face in a world where job shortages could bring more people into higher education and where a fast-changing workplace requires us to keep learning throughout our lives?
PHOTOMeritocracy is now embedded at the heart of our economic, social, cultural and academic institutions in a way that obscures the role meritocracy plays in social exclusion. This year’s Worldviews Lecture asks whether it works to reproduce or disrupt existing power relations.
Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education
PHOTOThe third edition of Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global foundations, issues, and best practices is an enormous volume, involving around 250 authors and others from 125 countries. The open access book was recently published by the International Association of Student Affairs and Services with Deutsches Studentenwerk. In this three-part Special Report, authors describe and interpret the landscape of student affairs globally, developments and issues, achievements and challenges.
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