By Geoff Whitty – The UK Government was slow to recognise a threat to the future health of postgraduate provision in English universities. Initially, it seemed to accept the 2010 Browne report’s assumption that, not only was there no need to extend the proposed undergraduate student support package to postgraduates, existing state funding to institutions for most taught Master’s courses could cease on the same basis as for undergraduate courses. Ministers claimed that withdrawal of funding for courses would be […]
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.