Universities: Higher education has become driven by capital, making universities education businesses

In order to fund the insatiable desire for research money, universities have had to effectively become businesses, nowhere is this more immediately apparent than in the US. With huge organizations developing and spreading that have the capacity to educate large numbers of "customer" pupils and controlling billions of dollars’ worth of revenue, property, facilities and intellectual assets.

Scope

  • Learn just where the top universities in the world are located and how they attract their students.
  • Identify how the US and UK have used their universities as economic tools and not just education centres.
  • See how student fees powers this new role, put also put huge financial pressure on students.

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How do universities manage to attract students?

How much money are universities amassing and making each year?

What has caused the nature of universities to change?

Who are the top universities globally?

What problems does this focus on money create?

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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

THE NEW ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY

Universities as key drivers of a country's economy

Attracting the world’s brightest and their money

COST ...

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

THE NEW ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY

Universities as key drivers of a country's economy

Attracting the world’s brightest and their money

COST AND DEMAND OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Demand for higher education will continue to grow

The costs of doing business in technological fields

Inputting business into a non-profit organization

The problem of student debt and outstanding loans

THE UNIVERSITIES BATTLE GROUND

University brand most important factor

The facilities arms race is global and crucial for branding

UNIVERSITIES HUNTING TUITION FEES

Governments see universities as separate from education

To attract more fees, more students must be catered for

THERE ARE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE OUTCOMES

University is not just for the privileged few anymore

The problem of student debt and the passing on of costs to the student

Removal of tenured professor from decision making process

Spending money on administrators and removing money from teaching

Decrease in the quality of learning

Vice Chancellors can be very difficult to remove if they are making poor decisions

CONCLUSIONS

The new system allows more people the opportunity to study

Vastly expensive and with poorer quality teaching

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