David Madigan, Executive Vice President for Arts & Sciences, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences , Professor of Statistics, at Columbia University, addressed a speech at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing titled "The University in the Global Age" on October 24. He also accepted interviews with Xinhua News Agency, China Daily, People’s Daily, Financial Times China and others afterwards, and shared about the Columbia Art & Science Education, Columbia online course development and his view on education globalization.
Columbia’s Safwan Masri says that to understand a region today, you must consider the entire world. "There’s a very different feel and a very different impact that’s realised by being on the ground and having real conversations and dialogue that I think advances the notion that universities are relevant and neutral places of inquiry,"
Universities must adopt global, rather than international, outlooks, says scholar.