The world is changing : higher education and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Co-organised by Lingnan University School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Policy Studies, and Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership

Event Title

Global Higher Education Webinar Series : COVID-19 and Global Higher Education

Document Type

Public Seminar




17:00 - 18:30


Customarily, at the start of a new academic year, planes packed with migrating higher education students are streaking across the planet’s skies. In 2018, a global total of 5.6 million students were heading abroad for courses of 12 months or more. The United States led the way when it came to international student mobility, with a figure of just under a million. This year is different.

In the first of Lingnan University’s Global Higher Education Webinar Series looking at the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the internationally-renowned Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Simon Marginson, presented an overview of the resilience of education systems across the globe, and their prospects once we emerge from the current crisis.





Additional Information

Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Director of the ESRC/OFSRE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), Joint Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education, Professorial Associate of the Melbourne Centre for Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, and Lead Researcher with Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Social Science by Lingnan University in 2017. Simon’s research is focused primarily on global and international higher education and science, higher education in East Asia, and higher education and social inequality. He is one of the world’s most cited social scientists in these areas. His most recent book is Changing Higher Education for a Changing World, edited with Claire Callender and William Locke (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Recommended Citation

Marginson, S. (2020, September). The world is changing: Higher education and the COVID-19 pandemic [Video podcast]. Presented at Global Higher Education Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Global Higher Education. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/846/