Getting back to International Education
In a way, my timing is indeed curious: Corona Virus is clobbering the Chinese market for international education and new nativist tendencies are muddying the waters in Indian universities. But I only see this as an opportunity: The push-back against globalisation, underway since 2016, has perhaps gone far enough - and a rebound is to be expected. Corona Virus has a profound effect on the lazy model of international education and would perhaps tip the scale in favour of experimentation and online learning. And, as I see it, India's own version of the Cultural Revolution would strengthen the country by tearing apart the age-old system of privileges and vested interests that held the country back. A good crisis is always great for ushering in new models and we are at such a point.