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Higher Education Funding Issues: U.S. / UK Comparison

  • Orkodashvili, Mariam

The paper compares and contrasts higher education funding sources and systems in the U.S. and the UK. The issues raised in the paper pertain to the major challenge of academia: finding financial support in times of limited resources and enhanced competition. The issues discussed throughout the paper are: funding and quality assessment of universities; funding and equity of access to post-secondary education; marketization and privatization of universities; funding, autonomy and accountability of higher education institutions.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 16417.

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Date of creation: 11 Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16417
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