European Universities Must Do More to Meet Economic Demands, Report Says

“Universities in several European countries are failing to meet the social and economic demands of complex modern economies, says a new report from a Brussels-based think tank that surveyed the higher-education systems of 17 nations, including the United States. The nations in the study, by the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal, are among the 30 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The report, ‘University Systems Ranking: Citizens and Society in the Age of Knowledge’, ranks the higher-education systems based on criteria including levels of participation in postsecondary education and a country’s share of foreign students …” (more)

[Chronicle, 17 November]

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