This paper is the text of the opening speech which the author delivered at the 2002 IMHE General Conference on the theme of "Incentives and Accountability: Instruments of Change in Higher Education" which was held at OECD headquarters in Paris on 16-18 September 2002. HIGHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT AND POLICY ISSN 1013-851X © OECD 2003 The changing role of higher education I need to say at the outset that although in my speech I shall be referring to the UK Government, it is important to bear in mind that the funding council which I lead is the Higher Education Funding Council for England. We have a devolved system of government in the United Kingdom, and, although there are many similarities, colleagues in Scotland and Wales would not be at all happy if you thought I was speaking for them. Also if I refer to universities, please take that as a shorthand term for higher education, which in England is delivered by 77 universities, 55 colleges of higher education and specialist institutions and more than 200 further education colleges. I would like to begin by looking at the changing role of higher education in the modern world. These
Higher Education Management and Policy – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Published: May 5, 2003
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