Access, collaboration top concerns for higher education leaders across the globe
- Last month's International G7 Higher Education Summit offered several keys on improving global educational and research approaches, with economic mobility and international collaboration as two of the primary takeaways.
- Distance learning in international spaces, college costs and international learning experiences were identified as emerging trends in global higher education.
- Workforce development and economic impact were among the list of challenges colleges and universities worldwide must embrace to make the case for survival.
The talking points drawn from the G7 summit all embrace the consistent challenges faced by American colleges and universities on an annual basis, and reveals opportunities for domestic and international institutions to work together on solving some of these issues with shared resources and interests.
Issues like student security for study abroad programming, combining resources to finance digital or open source education, and industrial development partnerships are just a few of the ways nations and institutions can work together to bolster higher ed outcomes. By sharing costs, exchanging intellectual capital and research, and pooling interests in technological service delivery, international alliances with friendly nations could revolutionize college access and completion.
- Institute of International Education Insights from the G7 international higher education summit