For many academics, flying has seemingly become a comfortable excuse to travel, socialise and escape the office environment for a while. The question is whether flying across the world to present a paper for 20 minutes will actually benefit the research much.
I hope that the academic community will develop and use existing technology to enhance communication and academic exchange without physically having to attend all conferences and meetings in person. Traveling should be reserved for when it is necessary and clearly beneficial.
Conducting and assisting research on the internationalisation of higher education and international student mobility.