By Sir Alan Langlands – I welcome this invitation to do some ‘blue skies’ thinking about higher education, for two reasons. First, if we are to believe some commentators, the dominant weather pattern for higher education in England is decidedly overcast and unsettled, with thunderclouds looming as we head towards the new funding system in 2012-13. Without underestimating the considerable challenges that lie ahead, my own forecast is for a sunnier outlook; universities change lives and they will remain a […]
Higher education in the UK, and beyond, appears to be experiencing a period of unprecedented change. Together, global trends and national policies are generating a debate that is increasingly focussed on the cost of higher education. Tuition fees, research grants and ROI are the issues of the day.
It’s time to widen the debate. Pearson is pleased to present a range of bold, new ideas about the future of higher education. Leading experts from around the world, including a few less-well known voices, set out their vision for the future.
There is disagreement at times about priorities, but together this diverse collection demonstrates the qualities of higher education and how it can drive both economic growth and better wellbeing in the future.