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Home News Higher Education 6 Reasons Why Higher Education Needs to Be Disrupted

6 Reasons Why Higher Education Needs to Be Disrupted

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Story Source: Harvard Business Review ~ Go to Original Article

On the surface, universities are a nice idea. You go in, pick a subject you like, learn from the experts, and leave being job- and future-ready. This is why so many people (around 40% in rich countries) decide to go to college, even if it means making big financial and personal sacrifices. Yet just because so many people are doing it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a good thing to do. In fact, while there is generally a cost – in terms of employment prospect – of not having a college degree, there are not always clear competitive advantages in having one, particularly if almost half of the population has one. The reality in today’s digital-first world is that we need to teach every generation how to learn, unlearn, and relearn — quickly — so they can transform the future of work, rather than be transformed by it.

If you’re reading this, our guess is that you are more likely to have a university degree than not, and we are sure you have very fond memories of your years in college…………..