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The Suzzallo Library, Seattle, Washington.  Photo by Wonderlane.

Is higher education just a product for the wealthy?

Reflecting on the recent Higher Education and International Development Forum, Susy Ndaruhutse and Charley Nussey (CfBT Education Trust) ask whether higher education has something more to offer – or if it’s just a product for the wealthy. At end of October, The Education and Development Forum (UKFIET) sponsored a Forum on Higher Education and International […]

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Skills or Jobs?

One of the dominant assumptions made about economic development and upward social mobility is that skills are central to both. Labour markets and forms of production, for goods and services have now changed to the point where this orthodoxy needs to be challenged. Rather than skills, what is required for economic development are decently paid […]

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