The economic connections among different countries drive their social connections. Mobility of population should be analyzed with a global perspective in mind. Mobility can be thought as long-term and short-term.

A topic on short-term population mobility is of interest to academic faculty. The exchange of knowledge across countries has been an important task of all members of academia. Nowadays faculty can develop a global perspective on education due to the ease of retrieving relevant information and the abundance of conferences and possible visits to educational institutions of different countries. A global perspective on higher education means having a practical view on the attributes of different educational systems.

On one hand faculty should create theories and express ideals, but on the other hand an educational system must be grounded on the practicalities of putting it to work for society. Hence, a global perspective is a dynamic view on a network of changing systems.