So one of the privileges of being involved in the global business which is higher education is the opportunity to travel. Conferences, meetings, recruitment fairs, reviews, validations, revalidations, external examining, secondments, exhibitions, collaborative provision, jobs, lectures, second campuses, training…One such recent privilege for me was a visit to Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, China, as a delegate on the March 2012 Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP). If one harboured any doubt about the size, scale, and long-term ambition of the university system in China ┬áthe ILDP would have dispelled that doubt, and quickly. Based in Hong Kong, the five-day programme provided an intensive lesson in the current educational situation for Hong Kong, South China and South East Asia.…