The skills required to thrive in today’s world are changing fast and the institutions that teach, train and research are facing a period of dramatic disruption.

From early learning through to higher education and lifelong learning many organisations are looking to harness the latest technology, unleash the potential of their people, adapt to new funding models and make their operations as efficient as possible to deliver exceptional student experiences and deliver world class research.

Challenges for education providers

Common challenges within the education sector to be addressed include:

  • ensuring the right technology solutions are supporting the institution across back, middle and front office
  • better managing research activities by assisting with processes in the reporting of research data and funding, publications and grants and navigating tax incentive schemes
  • enhancing financial performance and diversifying revenue streams in response to reduced government funding
  • dealing with an ageing academic workforce and global competition for relevant skills
  • linking higher education and the development of vocational skills to deliver improved social and economic outcomes
  • managing supply and demand forces in domestic and international student markets
  • responding to competition in the development of education resources and the enhancement of academic standards.

How KPMG can help

KPMG works across the education sector on a range of complex issues. We can help with:

Enhancing the student experience

Strategy and Transformation

Smarter, leaner support services

Assets that are fit for the future

Services enabled by technology

Research Excellence, Innovation, Engagement and Impact

Workforce culture, planning and optimisation

Managing risk in a rapidly changing environment

We have a dedicated team of professionals assisting clients in higher education, vocational education and training, early childhood and schools, as well as the strategic planners, funders and influencers of educational services.

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