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Digital transformation is changing how we teach, learn, research and work. Globalisation and shifting operating environments are opening new markets, shifting funding models and creating new competitors. Success will depend on differentiating and adapting to meet these changes. We’re here to help.

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In an increasingly globalised and connected world, education is at the heart of economic and social prosperity – enhancing competitiveness and improving lives.

At Deloitte, we know that the education landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. We partner with governments, employers and educators to respond to and pre-empt the impact of today’s changes, whilst simultaneously looking over the horizon so that we can shape the future education landscape, and the value it will deliver to our students, employers, institutions and system.

We focus on 7 key areas to address any challenge:

  1. Strategy: Globalisation, technological change and growing societal expectations are all challenging traditional approaches to strategy. We assess global educational and policy trends and conduct market sizing, financial modelling and competitive analysis to answer your most complex strategic questions and identify market opportunities to be pursued, and the capabilities needed to win.
  2. Economic advisory: Changing operating environments and growing societal expectations have intensified the requirement for organisations and policy makers to quantify their impact on and contribution to the economy, and provide a basis for assessing business decisions and policy settings to support decision making. We provide economic advisory services that include economic forecasting, modelling, analysis and advisory services to help our clients to support decision making.
  3. Operating model and workforce transformation: Commercial realities, globalisation, and intensified competition have increased focus on service delivery models, leadership and operational performance. We support institutions to shape and execute operating model change through strategic realignment, operational efficiency, cultural transformation and strategic workforce development, including preparedness for the future of work.
  4. Digital and data: Growing expectations from students and staff, and changes in the way we learn, are increasing the need for seamless student, academic and employee experiences. We combine our deep understanding of student-centred design with market-leading data analytics and digital capability.
  5. Technology strategy and transformation: Keeping pace with technological advancements is a significant challenge for the higher education sector. We have specialist ed-tech expertise with a strong track record in the implementation and integration of enterprise systems.
  6. Capital and infrastructure: Universities manage significant financial and physical assets portfolios. Our finance advisory and infrastructure experts help design and implement alternative models of asset management with a focus on both cost effectiveness and meeting the needs of future learner.
  7. Risk and assurance: Awareness of operating risks and assurance that strategies to manage them are working is critical to institutional integrity. We support institutions to manage, challenge and evaluate their risks and control strategies through risk and audit programs. We share best practice and trends related to key areas such as cyber, financial sustainability, capital investment, safety and project delivery to help our clients take appropriate action.