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Top 10 Business Trends Impacting Higher Education in 2020

Published: 02 March 2020

ID: G00465204

Analyst(s): Glenda Morgan , Jan-Martin Lowendahl , Terri-Lynn Thayer , Robert Yanckello , Tony Sheehan


Gartner evaluates the top 10 business trends that will drive the global higher education industry in 2020, highlighting the impact on IT organizations. Higher education CIOs will want to weigh our recommendations in light of these trends.

Table Of Contents


  • The Four Themes Connecting the Top 10 Business and Technology Trends in Higher Education
    • Build a Customized List of Top 10 Business Trends for Your Context
  • The Top 10 Business Trends for 2020
    • 1. Analytics Everywhere
    • 2. New Business Models
    • 3. Reinventing Credentials
    • 4. Online Differentiation
    • 5. Ethical Use of Data
    • 6. Corporate Collaboration
    • 7. Ecosystem
    • 8. Collegiate Esports
    • 9. Digital Dexterity
    • 10. Creative Financing
  • Changes in the Top 10 Business Trends in Higher Education

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