The future of the British university

The Guardian hosted a live chat about the future of British universities, then published this account. Good, useful stuff, with some applications to the United States.

Some themes of note: financial pressures and the drive to innovate therein; strategic focus and differentiation; vision vs incremental change (shades of UVa!); global interactions and competition; deepening separation of research and teaching.

This has a nice resonance for Harvard-obsessed America: “universities all aspire to be like Oxford and Cambridge”.

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