Through the eyes of a university president at institutions in the U.S. (Ohio and Missouri) and the current head of the Japan campus of Temple University, Matt Wilson has discussed ways in which education could be internationalized in Japan as well as methods whereby Japanese institutions could work together with foreign universities.
In recent years, globalization has triggered unprecedented levels of societal change ranging from the economy to technology to politics to the environment and more.
On an international scale, the ways that we communicate, interact, and do business differ significantly from the past. In fact, the accelerated flow of information around the world combined with advances in technology and transportation have enhanced the impact of globalization and need for multiculturalism.
COVID-19 will naturally impact this even more.
Japan will continue to be significantly impacted by globalization and multiculturalism. Organizations will continue to engage in cross-border trade.
These organizations together with their employees, will continue to need to understand, adapt, and adjust to the global economy.
Individually, there is a growing need to know more about the world and embrace the concept of internationalization.
Given the rapid pace of globalization and its impact on both a local and broad scale, it is critical for university students and graduates to gain a greater understanding and embrace a global context for ideas, perspectives, and experiences.
College students and graduates must navigate a world increasingly without borders.
Dr. Wilson has discussed how universities in Japan could help present their students for these challenges.