Striving for excellence in a new world

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 […]

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