By Dr. Graeme Atherton – There is a battle for the soul of higher education in the early 21st century. There are those who want to return the university to the purity of a mid-20th century golden age, and those who want to make it more ‘entrepreneurial’, ‘edgeless’ or ‘borderless’. But there are few voices in academia willing to articulate and advocate the ‘social mobility’ university and this presents a major problem. There are a procession of politicians from across […]
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.