Graduates wave Chinese national flags during a commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 16, 2018. Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Photo: Xinhua Graduates wave Chinese national flags during a commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 16, 2018. Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Photo: Xinhua
Graduates wave Chinese national flags during a commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 16, 2018. Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Photo: Xinhua
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Will coronavirus pandemic transform the university sector as the Black Death did in the Middle Ages?

  • The plague that swept through Europe in the late 1340s shut some universities but ultimately led to a shift from a world view centred on theology to one that valued science
  • Today’s higher education sector is a massive economic driver in the US, Britain and Australia. The drop in international student numbers will hit these countries hard

Graduates wave Chinese national flags during a commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 16, 2018. Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Photo: Xinhua Graduates wave Chinese national flags during a commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 16, 2018. Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Photo: Xinhua
Graduates wave Chinese national flags during a commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 16, 2018. Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Photo: Xinhua
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