Tertiary institutions in OECD countries will need to expand the number of student places they offer, according to a just-released report from the OECD. This year more than 23 million students across OECD and G20 countries will enter their first university-level course, with entry rates in OECD nations soaring from around 40% in 1995 to 60%.
“The new generation of students will be particularly diverse, with more adults and international students than ever,” according to Education Indicators in Focus. Universities would have to adapt programmes and teaching methods to respond to the changing student body.(...) - University World News, by Karen MacGregor, 28 September 2013 Issue No:289