Saturday, 17 November 2012

Universities of whose future?

A report recently splashed across the pages of Australia's media claimed that universities were "a thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change".
It is an old trope. Universities are often seen as "ossified", as an Australian federal minister once put it, and slow to adapt. Ernst & Young's report, University of the Future, uses pictures to underline the point. Page one features two children with an iPad (the future); page two contrasts this with a cloister, no doubt intended to represent an Australian university


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