Shall we dance? Collaborations, Alliances, Mergers

Or Snog, marry, avoid? More universities are working more closely together In one of its latest circulars (2012-21) HEFCE has published some new guidance on collaborations, alliances and mergers. It's interesting stuff and timely given the context: The pace of change in the HE sector is probably accelerating in many countries due to a number of … Continue reading Shall we dance? Collaborations, Alliances, Mergers

Universities forging ‘strategic alliance’

More significant university collaborations Following the recent announcement about the collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the University of Birmingham there have been some interesting developments in Wales. WalesOnline carries a piece about a new 'strategic alliance' between Bangor and Aberystwyth: Bangor vice-chancellor Professor John Hughes said the university would continue to develop its … Continue reading Universities forging ‘strategic alliance’

Research universities should consider merging

Research universities should "consider merging" According to a report of a speech by Nigel Thrift, vice-chancellor of Warwick: The top 30 could merge, either with each other or with big American universities, and contemplate bringing in more private providers or collaborate together more formally. Foreign merger or takeover might solve chronic university underfunding, he said, … Continue reading Research universities should consider merging