Blue Skies

Higher education in the UK, and beyond, appears to be experiencing a period of unprecedented change. Together, global trends and national policies are generating a debate that is increasingly focussed on the cost of higher education. Tuition fees, research grants and ROI are the issues of the day.

It’s time to widen the debate. The Pearson Think Tank is pleased to present a range of bold, new ideas about the future of higher education. Leading experts, including a few less well-known voices, set out their vision for the future.

There is disagreement at times about priorities, but together the diverse, international perspectives represented in the Blue Skies collections demonstrate the qualities of higher education and how it can drive both economic growth and better wellbeing in the future.

    Event summary: Blue Skies debate about the future of higher education

    Higher education in the UK, and beyond, seems to be experiencing a period of unprecedented change. Together, global trends and national policies are generating a debate that is increasingly focussed on the cost of higher education. Tuition fees, research grants and ROI are the issues of the day. It’s time to widen the debate. Nicky... Read on

    Blue Skies Launches

    Event Summary The ‘standing-room-only’ launch event for our publication, ‘Blue Skies: New thinking about the future of higher education’, took place on the morning of 23 May at our 80 Strand Office. Three authors from the publication; Universities Minister David Willetts, Rod Bristow of Pearson and Wendy Piatt of the Russell Group, gave short speeches... Read on