University World News (Apr. 11): “Rethinking Private Higher Education"
Economic stagnation and high youth unemployment in developed countries have contributed to emerging concerns over whether traditional models of higher education are capable of producing employable graduates. This was a topic at the recent International Finance Corporation's 6th International Private Education Conference in San Francisco. Leuny Morell, provost and chief academic officer at the NEU - a new, practical engineering university being developed in partnership with UNH - said the main issue was how to eradicate the unintentional disconnect between traditional higher education and the labour market.
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