Daily Archives: May 11, 2012

Hans de Wit, Professor of Internationalisation of Higher Education, Centre for Applied Research in Economics and Management, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Higher education can – and should – be a dynamo to economies. In the UK the HE ‘business’ is estimated to be worth around £59bn and employs more than 1% of the entire workforce, contributing more to GDP than the pharmaceutical and advertising industries combined. But so far its only been rankings of the top institutions which get attention – much less for how national systems of HE are doing, the environment and support they provide to fuel this potential mechanism for growth. Read more