‘You don’t learn that at University’: 40 per cent of degrees will soon be obsolete, report finds

May 20, 2018

About 40 per cent of existing university degrees will soon be obsolete and traditional undergraduate or postgraduate degrees could disappear within a decade, global accounting firm Ernst and Young says.

Universities will also need to begin the move towards “lifelong learning”, that is delivered largely online, in the next five years to survive, according to the firm’s new research paper on the university of the future and its Oceania education sector leader Catherine Friday.

“A lot of the content of degrees no longer matches the actual work that students will be doing,” Ms Friday said.

Read the full article from the Sydney Morning Herald – 1 May 2018 here.