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Change is coming: how universities can navigate through turbulent political times

  • 8 June 2018
  • By Diana Beech
  • HEPI number Policy Note 7

In this new Policy Note, Dr Diana Beech, HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy, summarises our 2017/18 work stream with PwC and examines the main strategic challenges facing universities in the current political climate.

It identifies a pressing need for universities and colleges to come together to:

  • learn from each other’s experiences in the global context;
  • identify common challenges;
  • develop appropriate fixes; and
  • present a collective voice in the sector against current political sentiment.

It also reaffirms the imperative for higher education institutions to:

  • ensure they make a real difference on the ground in other parts of the world;
  • ensure challenges specific to different institutions do not get lost in the general policy debate;
  • develop appropriate strategies for success; and
  • get ahead in an environment of increased competition.

This Policy Note was produced for release at the HEPI 2018 Annual Conference, which took place on Thursday 7 June at PwC, Embankment Place, London.

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