Universities will have to change if they want to survive in the transition to a more global education system, according to Rod Jones, the CEO of Navitas. He shared his insight on the origins of Navitas and how he sees global education evolving.
In the first UCAS statistics published relating to the next academic year, there has been a recorded 7% increase in applicants from the EU and a 3% increase from those outside the EU for undergraduate study. Statistics by domicile have also been released.
Rethinking business models with a focus on smaller margins but bigger scale is essential for businesses keen to work in India and help cater to the burgeoning demand for English and skills training, experts and stakeholders recommended at a British Council-organised English Partnerships Forum last week on English Skills for Employability.
UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, delivered a pre-Christmas body blow to the sector, unveiling plans to force all non-EU graduates to return home even if they intend to stay and work in the country. Institutions could also be expected to monitor post-study departure of their students.
Doug Becker, CEO of Laureate Education, has predicted far more private-public partnerships in the future as higher education provision becomes more competitive. He also said his company focused on opening up access to education rather than the political context of a partner country.