Universities

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Universities – Three major challenges according to Lawrence Bacow, President of Harvard University

So, what are the substantial challenges that I think we face? At this moment in time, we are confronting three major challenges. First, we are perceived as being elite institutions at a time in which the word “elite” has become a bad word (when applied to anything but a quarterback). Some people think that institutions … Continue reading

Soft Skills Development in Europe – Different methodologies and approaches

Pushed by current socio-economic projections, a rising number of governments and international institutions are trying to bring closer the world of education and training and the world of work: graduates’ employability, innovation and entrepreneurship, ICT use in tertiary education, are just some of the topics on this agenda. The level of youth unemployment across the … Continue reading

New Zealand – An inquiry into “new models of tertiary education”

Some aspects of tertiary education in New Zealand have transformed nearly beyond recognition in just the last few decades – for example, the ability of nearly every student to access almost unlimited content in real time via the internet. Other aspects, such as a university lecture, would be readily recognisable to medieval scholars. The big … Continue reading

The Economic Impact of Universities in UK – Over £73.11 billion of output and 757,268 full-time- equivalent (FTE) jobs

The role of higher education in the economy and its potential contribution to supporting economic recovery and development continues to attract considerable attention in all developed countries. 2013 saw the 50th anniversary of the Robbins Report on Higher Education, which shaped much of today’s UK higher education system. Fifty years on, there is a renewed and extensive … Continue reading

UK – 10 questions would-be undergraduates to ask at universities

Prospective university students are being encouraged to ask difficult questions as part of a University and College Union campaign for greater transparency in higher education, launched today. The union has produced a list of 10 questions it wants would-be undergraduates to ask. UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said that students were “bombarded by information these … Continue reading

BC – Universities warn of jobs crisis

The province’s leading universities have fired a warning shot across the bow of Premier Christy Clark’s vaunted jobs agenda. Without increased government funding of postsecondary education and better financial aid for hard-pressed students, B.C. faces a bleak future of jobs going begging, according to a report presented Thursday to the legislature’s select finance committee. “This … Continue reading

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