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“Internationalisation and Student Mobility in Post Pandemic Higher Education”


The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world’s life in almost every aspect. It has been questioned how each area of daily life has transformed. Higher education institutions across the globe have stopped their international mobility for students and academics. Many had to re-visit their research agendas and other collaborative activities such as cancelling international travel and cancellation or postponement of physical scientific conferences and events and re-allocated resources. Currently, both policymakers and academicians are focusing on rebuilding higher education for the post-pandemic era, especially on internationalisation and student mobility.


This online forum intends to identify and discuss the current as well as the emerging issues on internationalisation and postgraduate students’ mobility during the post-pandemic era focusing on Commonwealth countries.

Key Topics
  • What does the future hold for internationalisation and student mobility in higher education?
  • Where should higher education focus current efforts and best prepare for the ‘new normal’?
  • Developing internationalisation and student mobility agendas for the post-pandemic era
  • Strategies to shape the future international education space and increase sustainable collaboration and partnerships
  • Short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on internationalisation and student mobility
  • Lessons learnt from and opportunities emerging from the pandemic

Miranda Thomas
Director of Scholarships and International Mobility
The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Dr. Doria Abdullah
School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia