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Horizon Scanning

Report
1 September 2013

The question addressed is ‘What will higher education look like in 2020’? Rather than commit to predictions that inevitably will not be realised, the paper selects a number of current trends and considers their consequences for the higher education sector in the UK and elsewhere over this short timeframe.

It is written for a core audience of UK higher education institutions and policy-makers but its scope is international.

In order to unwrap the implications of current developments for the near future, the main themes addressed in this paper are: international mobility and TNE, technology and the MOOCs phenomenon, partnerships and networks, leadership and management, trade liberalisation, funding, and rankings as an institutionalisation of competition.


 

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