Universities must set a new standard

In some countries, particularly in the US, universities build their reputation on research output rather than the quality of their students so that employers find it difficult to measure the quality of education their employees have received. Without a recognized standard which measures capability many employers simply don’t even try to find out what students have actually learned, preferring instead to recruit graduates from high prestige universities, not because of what they were taught at college, rather because of the effort they made to get there.