Leaders urge universities not to compromise identities

As globalisation and technology blur national borders, universities must work even harder to demonstrate their distinctiveness, said leaders of top universities in the Asia-Pacific region, writes Karin Fischer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The half-dozen presidents and vice-chancellors spoke on challenges to higher education as part of a round table during a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education. The four-day conference has drawn more than 1,300 top university administrators from around the world to Hong Kong. Globalisation and technology, including the rise of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are changing the education landscape, but university leaders said they shouldn't allow those developments to compromise their identities.
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