International higher ed undergoing dramatic instability: deWit and Altbach

August 14, 2018

“[W]e are now in an era of global instability in international higher education and ... the certainties and truisms of the past are no longer applicable,” write Hans deWit and Philip Altbach. In light of Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to order all of its students out of Canadian universities, the authors highlight several other examples in which nationalism and populism have started to affect international education. As China and Singapore massively invest in higher education, deWit and Altbach add, the US and the UK have started to drop in the world’s university rankings.

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