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For-Profits Eye British Market as Government Lays Out Welcome Mat

By Aisha Labi

Among the many seismic shifts taking place in British higher education today, one of the most significant has been the government’s embrace of private and for-profit institutions. In a country with just a single private university, the Cameron government’s concerted efforts to create opportunities for private providers—combined with drastic cuts in the public system and imminent, large tuition increases—could profoundly change the nature and shape of higher education. But how likely are for-profits, in particular those from the United States, to plunge into the British market? So far the signals are mixed.

In a recent report on the future of higher education, the government outlined a series of proposed reforms, including measures to expand competition among public institutions and expand the role of the private sector.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/For-Profits-Eye-the-British/128853/

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