The boutique university?

1. a small shop selling fashionable clothes or accessories
2. a business serving a sophisticated or specialised clientele

We’ve seen the rise of the boutique hotel – small and  individual hotels. Focused on being comfortable, intimate, stylish and aspirational. They are set apart from the homogeneity of their large chain rivals.

Could we see the rise of the ‘boutique university’?

Well, what would the characteristics of a boutique university be?

Small scale and individual.
Each boutique university would be a small scale affair. Offering a localised service and specialising in a particular theme of learning. Probably concentrating on the business, tech and design subjects. The skills that will help drive the developing urban tech scenes.

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