University narrative: lessons from the financial crisis?

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 […]

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