ICAS Insights

Education today is changing. Online classes have become more common. ​Student bodies are becoming more international, and study abroad opportunities are increasing. Growing elderly populations, particularly in Japan, have led to new educational opportunities for nontraditional students. Colleges and universities are also inextricably tied to current events, from the protests in Hong Kong in 2019, to colleges’ response to Coronavirus around the world.

What does this mean for the future of higher education? What are the expectations for the higher education community?
To dive into these ideas, ICAS is gathering analysis from some of the best scholars in our network. Please click the links below for further reading.

Annette Bradford – International Higher Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 2020

In this piece, Dr. Bradford analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international higher education.


Atsuko Kashiwagi – How COVID-19 will Change International Education at Showa Women’s University
May 2020

Professor Kashiwagi discusses recent developments at Showa Women’s University to adapt to the  COVID-19 situation.


Nora Yamada – Never Waste a Good Crisis: Reflections on Shifting Learning Online
June 2020

In this essay, Ms. Yamada reflects on lessons learned from The British School in Tokyo’s shift to remote classes.