The future of revenue diversification in higher education

From fixes to foresight: Jisc and Emerge Education insights for universities and startups.

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This report, developed through conversations with 30+ university senior leaders, edtech startup founders and sector experts, makes a powerful case for the need to change.

In partnership with Jisc, Emerge Education and HackerU, we have developed this green paper to provide a long-term vision for a financially thriving, vibrant and diverse higher education sector, and to set out the short-term steps and practical guidance that must be laid as a foundation to enable this vision.

We’ve highlighted some leading examples of innovators from the UK and around the world, from the Open University to the University of Michigan, Guild Education to FutureLearn, which offer key lessons. 

We hope that this report will stimulate thought and debate, and prepare universities, edtech startups and policymakers alike as we move into the post-pandemic world. Revenue diversification is not an end in itself. It is a way to better serve our existing students, and the students to come.

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About this series of reports

This report is part of a series from Jisc and Emerge Education examining the most urgent priorities to be faced by university senior leaders over the next three years. They explore how edtech startups may provide the innovation and agility needed to navigate these rapidly changing times and build a future-resilient higher education sector. Other reports in the series include:

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