Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education: Critical Reflections

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This Special Issue has chosen the major focus to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected higher education development and governance. The collection of articles in this Special Issue is organized with three key sub-themes, namely, student mobility, teaching and student learning, and university governance. Papers selected in this Issue were presented at different international conferences examining how the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019 has affected higher education development from international and comparative perspectives. During the international research events, authors contributing their papers to this Special Issue indeed benefitted from the exchanges and dialogues from international peers. Drawing insights from the papers collected in this Special Issue, this introductory article concludes by drawing the implications for future development of international education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-567
Number of pages5
JournalHigher Education Policy
Issue number3
Early online date11 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

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  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Geo-politics
  • Higher education
  • Quality education
  • Reflections from Asia
  • Student learning
  • Student mobility


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