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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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Performance management is here to stay, but TEF needs a rethink

Simon Marginson. The post-election regroupement of the government provides a surprising and welcome opportunity to rethink the TEF before it does too much damage, before the shaping of behaviours and unplanned consequences become entrenched. Let’s consider what might happen if

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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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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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Universities have a crucial post-Brexit role in working across borders

Simon Marginson.  At first, after the June referendum, it was unclear what ‘Brexit’ meant, but the post-Brexit landscape is now emerging. Theresa May will table the complex bill to leave the EU in the House of Commons in March 2017,

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