Today’s lesson: relearn what our universities are for

UK“It is no surprise that an economic downturn leads to a rise in university applications. Scarcity on the jobs market naturally drives people to seek sanctuary in higher education. Sure enough, figures released last week showed a 10% increase in the number of people seeking places, as compared with last year. But, also unsurprising, there is no increase in capacity to accommodate this sudden increase in demand …” (more)

[Editorial, Observer, 12 July]

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