A strategy for universities – looking at Scotland

“In November 2007 the Scottish executive (government), in partnership with the Scottish universities (acting through Universities Scotland) set up a working group to look at the future of the university sector. This group – known by the not necessarily catchy name of the Joint Future Thinking Taskforce on Universities – was given the following terms of reference:
• how to optimise and shape the contribution which the Scottish university sector can make during the next 20 years to the Scottish economy, to Scottish culture and society, and to the political priorities of the Scottish Government
• what opportunities can be created and what barriers will need to be overcome to achieve that
• what resources will be needed and how they will be provided …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 2 December]

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