By Jamie O’Connell – The growing cost of higher education the world over means that the motivations for attending and the expectations of the service received are changing. In the past year two major events have happened to profoundly influence UK higher education (HE) policy, the impact of which won’t be fully felt by students until 2012. Firstly a Coalition Government, led by the Conservative party, was voted in to power in April 2010. The Conservatives have looked to aggressively […]
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.