Teaching the World

Opportunities and challenges in higher education call for substantive realignment. Is it time for a new business model?

With increasing globalisation, digitalisation and a burgeoning middle class in former developing countries, students the world over are increasingly considering studying abroad. The English-speaking countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) have a natural advantage here. But the Bologna process of standardisation in university degrees, fast growth in BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes taught in English in non-English-speaking countries, coupled with substantially lower tuition fees and housing costs, means that international students are also looking at opportunities in Western Europe, alongside traditional destination markets such as the UK.

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