A New Roadmap for Higher Education in Poland and India: Opportunities and Challenges
23 October 2017, 5 pm
Globally the practices of higher education is changing. The demands of higher educational institutions as well as students are different then it use to be in the past decades. Practices of traditional approaches for the higher educational system were based on “institution-centric education” or, “faculty-centric education”, which is outdated and getting replaced by “student-centric educational system”. In past it was seller’s market but present is about the buyer’s market.
Considering Polish and Indian educational system which allows both the entities to establish a new roadmap for present and future cooperation in educational sector. Polish universities are use to run courses in local language (in Polish), and few in different languages focusing foreign students (mostly from EU or neighbouring countries). Now, when Polish Educational Institutions are facing demographic problems and financial strain which will be increasing more and more in coming years; government of Poland as well as individual institutions are desperate to bring changes in order to get maximum international students to run their institutions without making any specific changes in their internal structures. Those changes lead educational system towards quantitive education rather than qualitative education; and largely affects educational institutions as well as students in Poland. By realising such changes the Government of Poland is open for internationalisation of higher education and looking forward for foreign collaborations.
In other hand, the pace of Indian population growth and growing middle-class with huge appetite for education is in the position to expand up to $15000 - $20000 per year for higher education study programs. With over 600 million people in India under 25 years old, the system is under tremendous pressure to expand. By 2020, India will have the largest tertiary-age population in the world and will have the second largest graduate talent pipeline globally, following China and ahead of the USA.
Keywords: Globalisation, Policies, Poland, India, Higher education