Funding reform. Volume 1 Executive summary and main report - Study
Higher education reforms reflect the growing recognition of the importance of higher education for economic, social and cultural prosperity and for increasing competitiveness. While it is well established that funding reforms have taken place at various levels and in various policy areas of higher education, what is less clear is how successful they have been in terms of increasing the performance of higher education systems as a whole. This study aims to answer the following questions: 1. What is the state of implementation of the funding reforms undertaken in the 33 European higher education... systems and what do we know about the rates of return to higher education in the 33 countries ? 2. What is the performance of the 33 European higher education systems with respect to the eight dimensions identified, and how has this changed over the last decade ? 3. What has been the impact of the funding reforms on the performance of higher education systems ? 4. What lessons can be learned, i.e. what could be the further courses for action towards the modernisation of higher education institutions towards 2020 ?