Month: November 2012

Climate change


It is quite clear now, and will become more so when latest scientific research is released into the public realm that climate change is happening even more rapidly than anyone could have predicted. This will bring about massive changes to virtually everything we take for granted at present. As the effects become more evident there is likely to be a need for universities to review there function in society, to…

Focusing minds on the future

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This project by the University Alliance is an important one, encouraging debate and focusing minds on the future. The scenario-planning approach is a useful one for both individual institutions and the sector as a whole. Given the shape of UK public finances it’s important for HEI’s to consider their different roles and priorities, with technology, employability and values presenting the three areas of greatest opportunity. Louis Coiffait The Pearson Think Tank