Superpowers lose ground as balance of power shifts

UK“A global ‘redistribution of brains’ may take place as academic job security diminishes and the world’s education superpowers lose ground to emerging nations as a result of the economic crisis. This was the scenario outlined at an international higher education conference last week, run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Speakers from universities and governments across the world predicted ‘churn’ in the international job market as leading institutions are forced to lay off talented staff and the salaries offered by emerging university systems become more competitive …” (more)

[Phil Baty, Times Higher Education, 9 July]

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