Speaking next Tuesday at Reinventing Higher Education, 3rd International Conference, October 22-23, 2012
Director of Higher Education, British Council United Kingdom.
On Wednesday 13 June we published a report entitled ‘The shape of things to come: higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020’.
On the same day we 60 representatives of the UK HE sector joined a debate about what the report findings mean for future HE.
The report studies trends that are expected to continue to shape the Higher Education landscape during the next 10 years. It identifies the drivers of HE demand:
- international student mobility
- trans-national education provision, and
- the role of international collaborations in academic research
Among other key findings, the study:
- forecasts a significant slow down in the global growth of participation rates in tertiary education from 5% per annum in previous decades to 1.4% next decade
- forecasts a shift in the mobility balance from West to East
- found a strong correlation between student and trade flows: in some countries, such as Canada, Japan, China, South Korea and India, the correlation is above 70%
- found that the more that HE institutions engage in international collaboration the higher the impact of research citation. This study found that 80% of countries’ research impact is determined by their international research collaboration rate