By Graham Spittle – Imagine what the standing of industry and education will be in a country like India by the second half of this century. How well-skilled will the population be? Will the plan to build hundreds of new universities have paid dividends? How attractive will Western conglomerates find the relatively low cost of labour? How many of the tech jobs once found in Cambridge, Frankfurt or San Jose will now be found in the business parks of Bangalore or Gurgaon? Will Britain’s role […]
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.