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Leading experts in Higher Education discuss the role of technology in ensuring institutions survive
Tim Marshall (Chief Executive, JANET UK), Richard Maccabee (Director of ICT, University of London), Professor Peter John (Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of West London) and Chris Cobb (COO and University Secretary, University of London) discuss how technology can help organisations not only to survive, but to thrive.
Features & Opinions
The drive for economic stability, combined with a reduction in political and social barriers, are, facilitated by technology, fostering the right conditions for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to expand beyond their international borders. Although behind countries like the USA and Australia, this presents a significant opportunity for UK-based HEIs that have an established brand to globalise and meet the thirst for knowledge in developing countries.
Further and Higher Education Institutions face huge commercial pressures. Funding reforms and a drop in student applications has led to increasingly intense competition as Institutions compete for student tuition fees, research revenue and other diversified business interests.
Shared Services in Education
At its most basic the move to shared services involves collaboration to centralise transactional and administrative processing, but the strategy can provide numerous key benefits. Here are the key reasons why this is a good idea for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Budget cuts, funding changes and a highly competitive environment mean that Higher Education institutions (HEIs) must look to new and innovative ways of maintaining quality teaching and learning provision while at the same rationalising running costs.
Technology for Higher Education
Nick Gibson, Head of Education & Research Solutions (UNIT4), explores some of the solutions that have the propensity to help institutions manage and achieve their growth objectives.
TEC surveyed higher education professionals to find out whether their software systems were able to address their most pressing challenges.
The HR Challenge for HE
As people-based organisations, education institutions are now recognising they are only as strong as their greatest assets. Nick Gibson discusses this view point.