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 "Universities must act urgently to address these challenges. Carrying on as before is simply not enough."


Budget cuts ‘will lead to university closures’

BBC Online
5 August 2010
BBC online has reported on the findings of PA Consulting Group’s survey of University vice chancellors, A Passing Storm, or Permanent Climate Change? Vice-chancellors' Views on the Outlook for Universities. PA’s Paul Woodgates explains the implications of the survey findings in the article

According to the survey three-quarters of UK university heads think public spending cuts will lead to the disappearance of some institutions.  Commenting on the report, Paul says: "Given the widespread prediction of significant structural changes in the organisation of higher education, it might be expected that more institutions would anticipate being involved in these changes. But relatively few did so.

Universities must act urgently to address these challenges. Carrying on as before is simply not enough."

This story has appeared on the BBC News homepage. You can read the article in full here.
PA Consulting undertook its online survey in June and July this year, inviting 155 institution heads to take part and receiving 43 responses. You can read the report in full here.

You can read the Times Higher Education magazine article in full here.

To view more pages on PA's Government and education consulting, please click here.


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