The world is shrinking and the concept of a 'global marketplace' has never been more appreciable. People living in two or more countries during their lifetimes has gone from being an unusual occurrence to being commonplace. Similarly, getting a higher education has gone from being a local or geographically defined pursuit, to being something that is not defined by borders or location – especially with online learning really coming of age.
So, with an increasingly thriving global education culture, the days of 'one size fits all' teaching methodologies such as repetition learning and copying are growing numbered. Critical thinking, reasoning and communication skills in students are more significant in the long-term goal of producing an intelligent workforce than gearing lessons purely towards achieving a pass grade in the next examination.
Thus, the world's top universities are instilling a global perspective in students to best prepare them for an increasingly borderless business environment.