“While our world is becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent, a countervailing political upheaval is manifesting itself – one that seems determined to create barriers between people and nations alike,” writes Western University President Amit Chakma. The author notes that in the current political climate, universities will have to “double down” on international collaboration in order to bring the peoples of the world together through “the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge, and through the promotion of talent mobility on a global scale.” Chakma concludes by suggesting that institutions view themselves as being “part of a dynamic global system” that ultimately aims to draw on the benefits of a “richly diverse global community.”

Times Higher Education

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