The University of Newcastle, Australia

Drawing the Global Access Map

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A new report launched at the Times Higher Education Academic Summit today highlights the challenges of comparing global universities' performance on widening participation.

Report cover

Charting Equity in Higher Education: Drawing the Global Access Map draws on new and existing data to document the ways in which inequalities in participation are pervasive, spanning countries regardless of size or wealth.

The evidence also suggests that the traditional ways of increasing overall participation in higher education may not be the best ways to address the issue of equity of access.

The report includes a Global Equity Data Charter – a series of actions to help tertiary institutions and governments understand and address inequalities in who benefits from higher education.

Times Higher Education also explored the findings in a recent article.

The publication is a collaboration between the University of Newcastle, Australia and Pearson.

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