Peter Scott is Professor of Higher Education Studies at the institute of Education University of London. Previously he was Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University in London. He is also a former journalist at The Times, and was Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement
The Cyprus-born Androulla Vassiliou has been the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth since February 2010. Before, she was the European Commissioner for Health. She was active in the field of international affairs and human rights as a President of the UN Association of Cyprus from 1978 until 1992 and as President of the World Federation of UN Associations from 1991 until 1995
Breaking down rigid environments and supporting new education systems are the imperatives of a change that will soon become a constant.
Europe needs to restructure its economy or it will lose ground among international competition. The best way forward is to strengthen and harmonize the Union’s higher education systems.