DALLAS (March 13, 2014) – Former Governors Jeb Bush and Jim Hunt will co-host the Globalization of Higher Education Conference (www.globalizationofhighereducation.com) to call attention to two of the primary challenges facing higher education in the U.S. and around the world: affordability and accessibility.
In light of our focus on globalization, Academic Partnerships teamed up with The Economist Intelligence Unit to publish case studies on the subject of the globalization of higher education. Below is one of the case studies.
The demographic profile of students at US colleges and universities has changed dramatically in recent decades.
These are unnerving times for higher education worldwide. After a four-decade rise in global demand, universities are grappling with powerful forces colliding at once: reduced government support, rising public skepticism about the value of a degree, increased institutional competition and the emergence of disruptive technology.
The dissemination of knowledge on a global scale has the potential to
transform peoples’ lives in significant ways. Today, technology provides this powerful capability and facilitates access to information that is no longer constrained by physical boundaries.