Global Learning Report 2022

More than two years have passed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Times Higher Education, the Global Learning Council (GLC) wants to take another look at how the digitization of higher education is developing around the world in this Global Learning Report 2022.

While our focus in last years‘ Global Learning Report 2021 last year was on immediate crisis management, this year we know more about what has worked and can lead to sustainable success, and at what point a careless approach can cause the educational experience to deteriorate, create barriers, and foster inequalities.



The report in a nutshell

Soon, there will be available a brief overview of the Global Learning Report 2022. You can download the complete report as a PDF below.

Download the Global Learning Report 2022 (PDF)

You can download the complete report as a PDF.

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Outlook: The Vision of Higher Educiation

The future of higher education is digitized. Even if the degree of digitization is left to each higher education institution (HEI), digitization will undoubtedly change higher education systems. We have already seen these changes in the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Institutions have adapted their tried-and-true teaching and learning formats to the new conditions. This has been accompanied by a cultural shift in HEIs. Cultures of innovation have emerged at institutions normally characterized by traditional structures, showing a willingness to change and adapt, break down old communication structures, and become centers of innovation.

A digitized higher education landscape offers numerous advantages over traditional higher education when implemented in a data-driven and demand-driven manner. This report’s contributions by various authors from the higher education sector have highlighted the many paths to the digitized higher education landscape. Although the report shares various digital education stakeholders’ perspectives, there is unanimous support for a common vision of higher education that consists of five defining characteristics:

1. Accessibility
2. Inclusion
3. Individuality
4. Sustainability
5. Quality of teaching

The goal of this vision is to improve and align educational outcomes globally as inequalities in higher education have become more apparent than ever during the pandemic.

Partners involved

This publication was produced in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Times Higher Education.


This publication was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).


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