How much cross-subsidy? Research funding and the British university

“A recent HEPI report exposes the confidence trick that sustains British higher education. Research excellence leads to high international status; this, in turn, leads to high numbers of international students, and these students underwrite the research. Simple, but maybe not sustainable, especially in the current climate. Indeed an examination of this creaky merry-go-round exposes the risks that face UK universities …” (more)

[Andrew McRae, Wonkhe, 19 November]


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