Microsoft supplement

June 22, 2007

 

Microsoft supplement
Published in The Times Higher
on June 22 2007

 

The £80bn question  
Can universities equip 21st-century workers with critical thinking and industry-specific skills? Success will bring huge rewards but the challenges are great, says Chloe Stothart

Latitude to develop along the meridian  
Greenwich tailored a new engineering course and resurrected an old one with a collaborative hand from industry

Collaboration for a successful delivery   
An NHS trust led the development of a foundation degree that helps local women into a new healthcare role 

Talking their way into a job in Malaysia  
One IT institute's dialogue with industry helps guarantee work for its graduates

Ready for the future?  
If universities are going to grab a slice of the £5bn employer training budget, radical changes are needed - culturally and structurally

Partners in progress   
Microsoft is helping institutions tailor programmes for business needs, but it has no desire to dictate content or see universities become training providers

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