This paper considers some of the new realities that are likely to affect higher education at the start of the 21st century, particularly those arising from developments in communication and information technologies. Four scenarios are presented as illustrations of how higher education might change; some of the elements that make up these scenarios are already emerging. The paper then explores the role that leadership and governance play in helping institutions to address the new realities, particularly as change impacts on institutional culture and functioning.
Tertiary Education and Management 5: 307–329, 1999.
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