Global engagement in the post‐pandemic world: challenges and responses. Perspective from the UK

Tsiligkiris, V. ORCID: 0000-0002-5478-3464 and Ilieva, J., 2022. Global engagement in the post‐pandemic world: challenges and responses. Perspective from the UK. Higher Education Quarterly. ISSN 0951-5224

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Higher education (HE), particularly its international mobility element, is one of the sectors that have suffered an immediate and substantial impact by the pandemic. The disruption in international travel and the local restrictions to physical contact has caused disruptions in the academic planning and delivery of higher education worldwide. Many argue that the recent pandemic and the move to online and blended learning delivery will define the future of HE. In this paper, we explore two main themes. Firstly, we explore the pre-Covid trends in international higher education. Using national and international data from UNESCO, OECD and other sources, we analyse the global developments in international student mobility. Secondly, we focus on the UK to study the position, share and interplay between the international student and transnational education (TNE) markets. We reflect on the findings of our analysis and discuss the pivot to online education and its pedagogical and regulatory implications. The role of sustainability as a central strategic objective for HEIs is examined through the lenses of TNE in generating local impact and promoting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Higher Education Quarterly
Creators: Tsiligkiris, V. and Ilieva, J.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 27 March 2022
ISSN: 0951-5224
Rights: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. © 2022 The Authors. Higher Education Quarterly published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 21 Mar 2022 09:52
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 08:47

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