These articles serve as a good “snapshot” of some of the current challenges that different regions of the world are facing as far as international higher education is concerned. As for North America,
Leaders at three of North America’s top universities have highlighted the need for creative solutions and adaptability across the higher education system in the light of persistent global economic uncertainty, spiralling student loan debt and crippling institutional operating costs. But they also expressed considerable optimism. … The challenge is responding to the changing demographics of those studying at higher education institutions across North America.
Are MOOCs or satellite campuses the answer? It will be interesting to see how the U.S. Government will respond to immigration reform demands, the depleting populations of some international students (studying abroad elsewhere), and the rising trends of technology-based education (i.e. MOOCs).