This article appears in The Times Higher . Professor Crow explains that ASU now runs in three modalities to reach different groups of learners. While the traditional 'face to face' model is one modality it does not suit everyone and might not be the best for learners. He calls for greater differentiation between institutions and sensitivity to their place in their local community. ' The disruption caused by Covid-19 is a chance for public universities to truly democratise access to higher education, differentiate their offering and cooperate more deeply with each other.' There is the chance, in the article, to register for a free conference which looks great. Times look a bit punishing for those of us in Hong Kong though.