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South Asia Policy Roundtable: Revolution and Realities in the New Economic Order

In partnership with the British Council and the SOAS South Asia Institute, on 22 January the British Academy hosted a high-level policy roundtable with a focus on the current state of higher education in South Asia. The roundtable brought together a select audience of policy makers and higher education experts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK, to examine the urgent challenges facing higher education in the South Asia region and develop recommendations for change. A region-wide qualifications framework, pan-regional research networks, and a South Asia-UK women’s leadership forum were just some of the ideas that were discussed as a means to harnessing the region’s demographic dividend.

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