Editorial: Transformative Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Higher Education


  • Ibrahim Sirkeci International Business School
  • Lan Lo University of Nottingham




education, migrants, refugees, Artificial intelligence


Welcome to this second issue of Transnational Education Review (TER) in 2023. In this editorial, we also would like to reflect on an emerging phenomenon: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on higher education. We would like to invite colleagues to submit their research, commentaries, debates and viewpoints in coming issues to share views and shape the agenda regarding AI and the future of learning and teaching in higher education. In this second issue of Transnational Education Review (TER) in 2023, we have a set of interesting articles from around the world. In the opening article, Görsev Sönmez and Serkan Gürkan examine the perceptions of pre-service teachers regarding the refugee students in the education faculty of a private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Second paper by Emel Kiliç explores the socio-cultural integration of Turkish-speaking migrants in Belgium. As Emel explains migration can be a challenging but rewarding experience, in Belgium, integration courses are available to provide essential support for migrants so that they adapt to their new environment. In Betül Dilara Şeker and Ibrahim Sirkeci’s insightful article, they argue that language proficiency was the most critical variable in education and adaptation to the host culture, and their findings indicate the importance of schools in the acculturation and adaptation of the Syrian refugee students. We hope you will find these contributions useful. Finally, once again, we extend an open invitation to all researchers, practitioners and scholars to join us in this debate with their research, views, comments and reviews.

Author Biographies

Ibrahim Sirkeci, International Business School

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci is the Director of International Business School, Manchester, UK. 


Lan Lo, University of Nottingham

Dr Lan LO is Associate Professor in Chinese language, culture and society; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; NAA officer for Language Centre Day-time Modules, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham, UK. She is the Editor of Transnational Education Review Journal (TER) https://journals.tplondon.com/ter.




How to Cite

Sirkeci, I., & Lo, L. (2023). Editorial: Transformative Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Higher Education. Transnational Education Review, 1(2), 65–67. https://doi.org/10.33182/ter.v1i2.3193