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Why universities don’t just need more innovation

A university class, Bologna (1350s)

I’ve written a piece on innovation in higher education: what’s happening, why the absence of a mature innovation system in HE matters, what’s gone wrong with MOOCs, and what could be done.

I hope that it will at least stimulate some debate!

Image credit: Lecture via AJC1 on Flickr CC


Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Mulgan was Chief Executive of Nesta from 2011-2019.

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