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ACU Centenary: Global implications of a growing middle class on higher education

Title ACU Centenary: Global implications of a growing middle class on higher education
Organiser The ACU
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To mark its Centenary, the ACU is delighted to announce a series of lectures by Sir David King, former Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, UK.

Sir David King will be speaking on the theme of ‘Challenges of the 21st century arising from planetary boundaries of human development’ looking at the growing middle class and the issues around higher education.

The growing number of people who are entering the ‘middle class’ around the world presents many issues ranging from health and social care to the environment and education. Approximately 1.8 billion people are currently considered middle class, but the number is estimated to jump to 4.8 billion people by 2030. This has important implications for a number of stakeholders in the educational arena and beyond. The educational arena will be changed - whether embraced or forced upon. Standards and expectations, accountability, and quality in higher education will need to acquire the ‘adapt and change model’ or face a long hard road to obscurity.

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Start Date 12/03/2013 16:00
End Date 12/03/2013 18:00
Address AsiaWorld-Expo, Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong
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