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ERIC Number: ED536929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8403-6237-4
The Future Is More than Just Tomorrow: Higher Education, the Economy and the Longer Term
Crossick, Geoffrey
Universities UK
In this commentary the author reflects on longer-term issues facing higher education in the context of recession and crisis in public finance. The views expressed are written from a personal perspective with the aim of stimulating and encouraging a wider and ongoing debate around the themes presented. The author draws upon the findings of three mini-reports, recently commissioned by Universities UK to consider some of the key consequences of the current economic climate: (1) Adapting business models in a changing environment considers how diversification of income streams has affected universities' activity to respond to the current economic and fiscal environment; (2) Changes in student choices and graduate employment considers the recessionary (and anticipated post-recessionary) trends in student choices and current and future graduate employability; and (3) The global picture considers how the reactions of national governments to recent economic developments have impacted on higher education sectors in main competitor countries. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universities UK (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom