How COVID-19 could accelerate opportunities for IHE

In recent weeks an energetic discussion has emerged among the international education community across the world on COVID-19’s potential impact on higher education, internationalisation and international student mobility and exchange. The range of opinions falls along two basic extremes: reassurance and panic.

On the reassurance end, a small number of commentators have argued that there will hardly be any disruption to internationalisation as we have known it and only a temporary decrease and slight restriction of traditional student mobility patterns.

On the panic end, many more observers have warned this crisis will hugely transform international education for the foreseeable future, devastate all current facets of programming and practice and cause a likely permanent rethinking in our practice …

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