The OECD Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE) conference September 13-15 explores how higher education institutions are managing in a changed economy



While browsing through a bookstore this weekend I noticed several self-help books with similar themes: Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less and Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less. Keeping with the trends of the times, the OECD IMHE General Conference, “Higher Education in World Changed Utterly: Doing More with Less”, will address how governments, institutions and individuals can lead the way to a sustainable recovery in world that became “suddenly frugal” nearly two years after the financial crisis.



The conference will feature some of the world’s leading experts in higher education policy including Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Laureate for Medicine 2008, and President of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention and Malcom Grant, Provost and President, University College London, UK. Experts will be analyzing national policies, discussing institutional case studies and presenting the latest (and greatest) OECD research. It’s The Event for higher education policy makers, institutional leaders and academic experts.



Whether you’re a provider or a consumer of higher education (or just plain interested), the conference will address some of the burning questions about higher education. How will technology and innovation help universities decrease costs? With tight national budgets, will students have to pay more tuition? What is the role of higher education in social policy? Will people ever stop obsessing over college rankings?



So stick around and stay tuned. The IMHE conference is just around the corner.

It’s even better than a self-help book.

Can’t make it to Paris for the conference? Follow us online. We’ll be featuring guest bloggers here at the blog spot, “tweeting” all the juicy news through our twitter account, OECD_Edu, and posting presentations from the conference at educationtoday.



Share your thoughts on doing more with less in higher education?