Author: Sarah Richardson
A thousand years ago, cosmopolitan education was reserved for the elite who preserved the bureaucracy of power. Today, there are 200 million students who are enrolled in higher education globally. However, student mobility, a multicultural student body and international curricula are not tantamount to cosmopolitanism. Richardson discusses how higher education institutes can adopt explicit efforts to encourage cross-cultural interaction to foster mutual understanding in an era of increasing conflict, and prepare students to become leaders of an increasingly interdependent world.
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