Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings has shown that Cambridge and Oxford, the most important universities in the UK have dropped to third and fourth places.
It seems that other nations have started to invest more money in their education systems.
On a personal basis the writer can say most British universities leave their overseas opposition for dead and this sounds like a pleas for money rather than a warning tocsin. Students pay through their nose for their education. My son and his wife owe $71,400.
Dr Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group, said, ‘We are very concerned about our ability to sustain this level of success in the face of fierce global competition. The table reflects the growing strength of our major competitors — particularly the US institutions — – who benefit from much higher levels of investment than UK universities.
According to PiattChina is the country which looks like going forward with its investments in higher education. China ‘already looks set to overtake the UK very soon in terms of total research publications, and its universities have been steadily climbing up international league tables,’ she said.
A good start would be subizing student’s fees.
Source: enEWS 20