Universities could be in private hands ‘in six months’

“A private equity firm or private higher education provider will buy a UK university in whole or part ‘within the next six months’, according to a sector legal expert.The prediction by Glynne Stanfield, a partner in the education group at Eversheds, comes as government documents reveal that a US private equity firm, Warburg Pincus, has twice met with David Willetts, the universities and science minister …” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 13 October]

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