An impressive essay on the changes hitting the higher education sector globally should send a chill through anyone involved in the sector today. Entitled ‘An Avalanche in Coming‘, and published by the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research, it sums up powerfully the wide range of challenges facing education institutions, and the new ones to come.
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A new report by Ernst and Young, forecasts a range of problems for Australian institutions if they stick with their outdated model.
Universities down under have a fairly traditional approach to Higher Education, with the standard model being one of a broad based teaching and research institution, ‘supported by a large asset base and a large, predominantly in-house back office’.