The UK’s higher education sector is entering a new era – an era in which the use of collaboration technologies across departments is essential to attracting international students and staff, promoting growth, delivering remote/hybrid learning, and, ultimately, surviving.
COVID-19, Brexit, changing funding models, new technologies and evolving student demands are challenging enrollment to universities in 2021. To thrive in this ever-changing world, it’s about reimagining the very nature of higher education. Universities need to transform, become more flexible, scalable and responsive to external demands and threats to the business model. Perhaps most importantly, they’ll need to deliver student-centric digital services and adopt a cloud-native approach across the whole organisation. COVID-19 has presented universities with immediate, time-critical challenges and opportunities.
Watch our five-minute roundup of global university leaders who are turning to digital collaboration technologies to find sustainable, long-term solutions for students, fellow academics and administration staff. We also have some technologist thought leaders who have helped higher education institutions modernise and give UK universities tips on how to launch a digital campus.
Originally published Feb 23, 2021, updated Jan 16, 2023