Andrew McGettigan

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    Increasing involvement of private finance in the higher education sector will have important consequences for academic institutions in the UK

Increasing involvement of private finance in the higher education sector will have important consequences for academic institutions in the UK

Changes in higher education policy are altering the way academic institutions are functioning in Britain. Andrew McGettigan takes a look at the implications of new funding mechanisms for higher education and writes that new methods of debt issuance will increase the financial fragility of academic institutions. Furthermore, due to the increase in students accessing loans, governments will soon be […]

The transformation of university financing will not serve the public interest and will encourage financial takeover by for-profit companies

Government plans will leave universities at risk from forced private sector borrowing and even financial takeover. Andrew McGettigan writes that the shift in balance between public and private university finance will spark negative consequences for governance of academic institutions and for public interest.