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Jisc launches ‘Powering UK Higher Education’ strategy to support sector

Jisc’s managing director of HE, Jonathan Baldwin

The UK’s education and technology not-for-profit, @Jisc, has published Powering UK higher education, a three-year plan that supports universities towards a technology-empowered future.

Developed following months of discussion with sector leaders, the new higher education (HE) strategy will help steer and support universities across the four nations of the UK. 

Work on the strategy began in 2020, building on the cross-sector, Learning and teaching reimagined project. 

Jisc’s managing director of HE, Jonathan Baldwin believes the strategy will help universities develop the learnings of lockdown.

Jonathan says: 

“Never have digital, data and technology been so important in meeting the challenges UK universities face. We are focused on supporting universities, funders and government, bringing HE communities together to solve problems and share experiences.”  

Having collaborated throughout the pandemic to imagine a new future and think carefully about the tools the sector needs to get there, Powering UK higher education has four strategic themes: 

  1. Reimagining learning, teaching and assessment 
  2. Reframing the student experience 
  3. Empowering culture and leadership 
  4. Transforming infrastructure 

Addressing each, Jonathan will host a series of four podcasts with university vice-chancellors and other leading voices in HE.

Paul says: 

“I am excited to be working collaboratively with people in the HE sector, powering and empowering our members with the technology they need to thrive. Both through the podcasts, and with Powering UK higher education, we will explore how we do that now, and what we will do, at pace, in the future.” 

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