Reimagining Higher Education in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Chinese Students’ Desires for Overseas Learning and Implications for University Governance

Ka Ho MOK*, Weiyan XIONG, Guoguo KE

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Neither world leaders nor leading medical professionals would have anticipated the adverse impacts of the global health crisis resulting from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic on multifaceted aspects of contemporary society. Set against the broader political economy context, this Special Issue focuses on examining the impacts of the present global health crisis on higher education development. Addressing the major objective of the Special Issue, this article chooses the theme of reimagining higher education in the post-COVID-19 era, critically examining Chinese students’ desires and motivations for overseas learning. Based upon a few waves of surveys conducted since 2020, after the outbreak of the pandemic, this article assesses the impacts of the unprecedented global health crisis on Chinese students’ future overseas study plans. Having experienced various forms of disruption during the COVID-19 period, this article also critically reimagines higher education development in the post-COVID-19 era.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalHigher Education Policy
Early online date24 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 May 2022

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© 2022, International Association of Universities.

Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • International student mobility
  • Higher education
  • University governance
  • Overseas learning desires
  • Quality education for all

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