Mr. Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Schools Foundation chaired a panel of eminent dignitaries, discussing the future of the US-Asia relationship against the backdrop of a waning social-economic condition of the United States of America at the recently held Horasis USA Meeting, 2022.
During the meeting, Mr. Atul Temurnikar elaborated on the fact that though there is a decrease in the US pre-eminence in the world geopolitical and economic rankings, considering the fact that the American Universities still works as magnets for the students from across the globe, the US continues to be positioned as a strong destination for higher education.
“The post-pandemic, the education world has changed dramatically. Especially when we look at the countries in Asia, where students have not been able to attend face-to-face classes on the campus for more than 24 months. And classrooms have morphed into virtual classrooms, and few of them are making it through the hybrid classes. But slowly the world is opening up. For example, students in countries like the Philippines and India have recently joined back to school after a long gap, and shifted paradigm somewhat seems to be beneficial for American education. How is that? Well, American universities have always acted like magnets for students across the globe, looking at higher studies, due to numerous factors such as academic excellence, innovation, ecosystem, cultural diversity, etc. That pull of the American universities has become stronger for the brighter Asian students because of the country's solid reputation, offering research-driven higher education programmes,” said Mr. Atul Temurnikar.
On the US-Asia Pacific ties, Mr. Atul Temurnikar said that America still considers ASEAN as a prime destination for investments in the Indo-Pacific region. On the other hand, the U.S is still the favourite destination for aspiring students seeking higher education across the globe. This implies that though the US is losing its stance in the global arena for all social-political reasons, its position in the education sector is still strong.
Horasis 2022, was a noteworthy event as some of the experienced educators and leaders shared their thoughts and ideas on the position of the US in the new Asia and the future of the US-Asia Pacific ties.
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