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Special Report: Private Higher Education Worldwide

From University World News

The growth of private higher education around the world has been phenomenal. In some countries and regions private institutions now enrol high proportions – or even majorities – of tertiary students. The private sector has been helping to meet mushrooming demand for higher education among school-leaving and non-traditional students, but there are serious concerns about quality, high fees and diversity of provision as well as the privatisation of higher education.

This special report covers topics ranging from the rapid growth of private higher education in India, Central America, Africa, Brazil, the Arab world and Central and Eastern Europe, and controversial for-profit institutions in the United States, to the struggles of foreign private institutions trying to make it in Australia and booming bogus degree mills based mostly in North America and Europe but also increasingly in cyberspace. In some cases there is a blurring of boundaries between public and private, and in some nations such as Kenya and Malaysia, governments are clamping down on private institutions in efforts to ensure students receive quality learning and recognised qualifications.

Continued at: http://www.universityworldnews.com/

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