Boiling a frog – Global competition is turning up the heat on Britain’s universities

This article was originally published in EducationInvestor, April 2013

As part of an occasional series, INTO has invited a range of leading education sector commentators to offer their views on various aspects of global higher education.  This month, Jonn Elledge, editor of the UK’s widely respected Education Investor magazine offers his perspective on the challenges facing UK higher education in a global market place.

Reflecting  on recent progress of Asian universities in the Times Higher World Reputation rankings and the avalanche of change sweeping the sector, he warns that traditional models are challenged as never before.   The UK’s current reputation as a premium higher education destination leaves no room for complacency he argues.  He observes that finding a niche and remaining open to alternative funding models may be the key to longer term prosperity.

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