The paper examines the new trends in higher education in the wake of massive relocation of human capital on the global scale as globalization has, in recent years, both in quality and quantity reshaped the international movement of people, more significantly, in terms of student mobility resulting in greater diversification and internationalization of higher education and in view of higher education as a marketable commodity which augmented the pull of the human capital by the most favored countries equipped with better working conditions and the incentives of job satisfaction and financial gain. Students belonging to different cultural, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic background attend colleges and universities and try to get adjusted to a different cultural and academic environment hitherto quite unfamiliar to them. Encountering a multicultural world, with the idea of the clash of civilizations consequent upon post-September 11 events, the paper further examines, how colleges and universities would cope with this new phenomenon on the campuses worldwide and it is therefore suggested that these institutions of higher education should take initiatives to promote a dialogue of civilizations to foster a culture of tolerance, patience and peace. Against this backdrop the paper argues that the trend of globalization which has encouraged unprecedented migrations in recent years should not end in a clash of civilizations but in creating a new world order based on intercultural competence, democratic values of equality and freedom, mutual respect of cultures, and the dialogue of civilizations to mitigate the cultural breakdown of traditional moral order, communal antagonism and unruly competition with the rise of a global middle class growing parallel with consumerism threatening the destruction of local cultures and cultural productions.
|Keywords:||Relocation of Human Capital, Intercultural Competence, Dialogue of Civilizations|
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