Higher Education and Innovation

An EC DG EAC funded project with LSE Associates and Research voor Belied (Mike Osborne with PASCAL associates including Professors Chris Duke and Dr Fumi Kitagawa)

The overall aim of the study will be to contribute to the better understanding of recent developments affecting higher education and offer evidence on how innovation can support higher education in times of change.  Specific objectives are identified as follows:

  • to analyse existing and identify emerging challenges affecting higher education;
  • to demonstrate the role of innovation in higher education institutions in addressing (these) challenges;
  • to develop recommendations for an innovation framework for higher education.

The Terms of Reference also require:

  • coverage of  a wide international landscape with the focus equally placed on the developments in the EU, North-America and Asia-Pacific while other regions can be also considered;
  • target groups to include various participants involved in higher education: higher
  • education institutions, entrepreneurs, governments, companies and businesses of all types, public bodies, charities and any other relevant stakeholder involved.

Four specific areas of innovation and these will provide the main focus of the study:

  • Technology as a disruptive enabler of new education models
  • New distribution channels and new providers of knowledge and education
  • Global demand for education and internationalisation
  • Bottlenecks to innovation
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