The world of higher education is changing, and I don’t just mean the wise men gathering around our new born regulatory child, the Office for Students.
Sir Keith Burnett looks into the future for UK higher education and sees the growing importance of China
More than 1.6 million undergraduates are now taught full-time in British universities each year, and that figure is rising. Student numbers have doubled over the last decade and a half. But are they getting a good deal?
We are blessed with gifted scientists and eager students, but if we do not support them, we will lose an advantage that will hurt us all.
China wants to spare its citizens from pollution and poverty. Let’s not shut it out of global innovation.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, explains why his university and its students’ union has decided to host an independent Commission on Higher Education.
Many of our assumptions about universities are in fact nostalgia for this lost world. So let’s get real. Where are we now?