CGHE Webinar 361

Trends in International(ization of) higher education in a Time of Geopolitical Turmoil

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom webinar, registration required
Speaker(s):
  • Philip G. Altbach, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College
  • Hans de Wit, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College

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Over the past decades higher education globally has been driven by three conflicting developments—massification, its role in the global knowledge economy, and internationalization. In addition, global higher education has been characterized by inequality, its competitive and neoliberal nature, and the dominance of the Anglophone/European systems. Further, periodic crises, such as 9/11, the financial crisis of 15 years ago, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the rise of China, has affected academe. On several occasions (MOOCs for instance) the end of higher education and its internationalization were predicted—but did not occur. Post-pandemic, new challenges, the geopolitical tensions between China and Russia on the one hand and the Western world on the other, combined with climate change and other SDG pressures, nationalism and populism, challenge higher education and its internationalization. What are the key current and future trends in international higher education (Philip Altbach) and what does it mean for its internationalization (Hans de Wit)? In an interactive session we will present our views on these questions for discussion and debate.

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