University funding/finances

Pierre-Paul Pariseau illustration (20 October 2016)

In embracing ‘cognitive capitalism’, US universities have moved from knowledge generation to income generation, argues Henry Heller

Nicholas Dirks at World Academic Summit 2016, Berkeley

Nicholas Dirks predicts politicians will rescue public institutions once they are convinced cost-cutting has reached its limit

Student using ATM cash point machine

Study of 36,000 undergraduates identifies positive relationship between financial aid, retention and attainment

Amber Rudd as bad shepherd

Amber Rudd’s vow to restrict overseas recruitment to ‘good’ courses and universities is based on a fallacy, says Nick Hillman

Burning tyre

Vice-chancellor warns of ‘lost generation’ if classes do not resume soon

Brazilians with flags looking over wall

Revamped scheme should not drain more funding from areas such as research, says São Paulo provost

Students working on group project

Report also suggests that institutions develop 'more sophisticated' financial arrangements

Map of Europe

Loan system is not bringing industry and academics together, says Thomas Estermann

Joint initiative aims to tackle problems in European research environment

Horse and jockey fall during race

Study highlights the true cost of low success rates in Horizon 2020

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on stage at conference

Corbyn-sceptic calls free education ‘enormously expensive’, but backers see it as clear and popular

Mary Sue Coleman, Association of American Universities (AAU)

Association of American Universities president also says state of US public universities is like battle to save species from extinction

Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

Nicholas Dirks, University of California, Berkeley

Nicholas Dirks tells THE summit that free tuition would enable government to 'control' public research universities

Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley

Former secretary of labor tells THE summit that growing inequality in admissions is ‘national tragedy in the making’

Crowd of people waving Malaysian flags

Loan pot cut by two thirds, claims Rafizi Ramli of People’s Justice Party 

University lecture hall packed full of students

But others say shifting the problem back to students would simply be the ‘easy way out’ instead of prioritising HE in state budgets

Radcliffe Camera and All Souls College, University of Oxford

Louise Richardson also reiterates fears that EU academics may leave Oxford over Brexit

Professor_Louise_Richardson_by_John_Cairns_4.9.15-A-20 University of Oxford Vice Chancellor

Louise Richardson says Asian and US universities are hot on Oxford’s heels while Brexit vote is already affecting the institution’s researchers

Burning tyre

Government support means low- and middle-income students will not have to pay extra