An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

As universities grapple with the demands of the fourth industrial revolution, it is clear that a radical shift from b

2020 Quality Promotion Conference
Monday, November 4, 2019

CHE > Media and Publications > Che Events Presentations > Global patterns, local options? Changes in higher education internationally and some implications for South Africa
Colin Bundy
November, 2004
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

Presentation by Prof. Colin Bundy (Principal - School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) at the  Colloquium on 10 Years of Democracy and Higher Education Change held 10 to 12 November 2004.

This paper comprises two linked sections. Section 1 analyses changes in higher education internationally since about 1980. It draws most heavily on UK data, but refers also to European, North American and Australasian experiences. It notes that essentially similar shifts – massification, marketisation and managerialism, overseen by the regulatory state – emerged with striking synchronicity in advanced capitalist societies. Section 2 assesses higher education in South Africa over the same period, with particular reference to practice and policy over the past decade. It tries to assess the extent to which global patterns have impacted upon local issues and local options – and asks if such impact compromised policies designed to transform and reconstruct higher education provision and outcomes?


+27 12 349 3840

1 Quintin Brand Street, Persequor Technopark, Brummeria, 0020

P O Box 94, Persequor Technopark, Brummeria, 0020


National Fraud Helpline: 0800 701 701