The Bologna plan: education as a business service

Spain“… From the start, this process has been criticised by many student organisations across Europe. It is seen as part of a process leading to the privatisation of higher education. One of the main criticisms of the measures is they don’t guarantee enough money for either education institutions or students. This risks creating a dependence on funding from private business, with a potential to distort the types of education provided. Under the plan, business will be allowed to finance some university degrees. This could worsen inequalities between university institutions, depending on the private funding each receives — such as between rural and urban institutions …” (more)

[Laia Balanzo Aguilar, Green Left, 16 May]

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