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How do we secure HE’s role as a public good?

Simon Marginson.  The current edition of the OECD’s Education at a Glance, published on 13 September, noted that in 2014, only 28 per cent of the financing of all tertiary education in the UK was from public sources, with 72

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Poorer students aren’t applying to university because of fears of high debts

Is the sky really the limit when you’re from a poorer background? Pexels Claire Callender.  With various political parties pledging to abolish or alter tuition fees, the question of how to fund higher education is squarely back on the political

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Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 4 – HE

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election. Higher education It almost goes without saying that the most early

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HE in Brexit Britain: from international leader to also-ran?

Paul Temple. Jamie Martin, a Leave campaigner and former special adviser to Michael Gove has written a piece in Times Higher Education on how British universities could achieve “education leadership in a post-Brexit world”. Martin begins his article by giving

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Reforging American public higher education: how California dreaming could become a reality once more

Simon Marginson. Modern higher education began in the United States in the 1960s. Participation grew rapidly in the world’s first mass higher education system, federal grants underpinned a remarkable growth in research, and the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education

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