THE podcast: The US budget and funding for higher education

The Times Higher Education editorial team discusses a victory for higher education funding in the US

March 29, 2018
President-elect Donald Trump looks on as Betsy DeVos, his nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Pressure points: president-elect Donald Trump looks on as his nominee for education secretary Betsy DeVos gives a speech in Michigan

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President Trump signed a long-awaited spending bill promising $1.3 trillion to fund the federal government for the next year. Included in the bill were some pleasant surprises for higher education and research but is it too soon to ring the vicotry bell? Sara Custer speaks with THE's acting deputy news editor Ellie Bothwell and John Aubrey Douglass a senior reseach fellow for public policy and higher education at UC Berkeley about what the funding means for students and research agencies.

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