Facing the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic: A case study of unprecedented challenges for (and with) visiting scholars

Miguel Córdova, Karla María Nava Aguirre, María Alejandra González-Pérez

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Abstract

International mobility outgoing and incoming from almost every university around the world is not just oriented to highly educative standards among them, but to enhance the development of international competences for students, as well as for academics. Meanwhile students mobility are mostly an individual effort that implies individual consequences, academics’ mobility involves several resources from universities and triggers collective processes such as research collaboration, visiting lecturers, exchange experiences and best practices meetings, plenary sessions, classes, among others. This case study aims to provide insights about how planned activities related for/with visiting international scholars suffer major disruption and collateral damages when they unplanned and unexpected a global crisis, which forces them to react immediately under different real-time decisions and inexistent protocols. The manuscript focuses on Latin America, using the case of the Global Business Week organized by Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in Mexico, and involving visiting scholars from Peru and Colombia.
Keywords: internationalization of higher education, COVID-19, pandemic, academic mobility, international mobility, health crisis, visiting scholars
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Case Studies in the Management of Disasters
EditorsBabu George, Qamaruddin Mahar
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Chapter7
Pages143-153
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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