If there’s a trend for anything at the moment it’s for hubs. Countries are clamoring to become hubs for finance, transport, manufacturing, fashion, communication: you name it, someone’s trying to be the leader in it.
Reading a recent report from the European Parliament I was struck by how much of a seminal role HEIs can play in changing the global landscape. Since the advent of digital learning and increased student mobility the international influence of Education has grown markedly.
Higher Education institutions are under increasing pressure to think global. We’ve already discussed the growing importance of MOOCs and the impact that they are having on Higher Education and it’s this, combined with rising student mobility that has led the European Commission in a recent paper to encourage a comprehensive internationalisation strategy between HEIs and their member states.