By Ken Starkey – Sir Alan Langlands, head of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), has recently argued that universities need to develop a new narrative of how higher education creates value. Here I address the question of university narrative and ask if there are any lessons we can learn about narrative and about value from the recent banking crisis? Prior to the crisis we saw banking leaders championing a narrative that banks were critical to national economies […]
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.