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This report is a contribution to the comparative international research of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the OECD Program on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE).The project of the HEFCE and IMHE Program is a contribution to the development of higher education policy and management in a number of countries by learning from each other’s experiences and by ensuring the effectiveness of
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It has to be realised that the worsening under-funding of higher education institutions jeopardises their capacity to keep and attract the best talent, and to strengthen the excellence of their research and teaching activities. Given that it is highly unlikely that additional public funding can alone make up the growing shortfall, other ways have to be found to increase and diversify the institutions’ income.
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The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the role of governments in the United States in ensuring the viability of higher education institutions and enhancing the effectiveness of institutional financial governance and management. The report is one of several national reports prepared for a project of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Institutional Management in Higher Education Program
Earthquake-prone communities need earthquake-resistant schools. In 2002, a primary school in San Giuliano, Italy, collapsed killing 29 children and one teacher. In May 2003, a medium-sized earthquake in the city of Bingöl, Turkey, caused the collapse of three new schools and a dormitory, killing many children as they slept. All too frequently, earthquakes cause the collapse of school buildings and the injury and death of staff and
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The report describes the system of higher education in Ireland, identifies key aspects of higher education policy, institutional financial management practices, establishing a link between policy and practices in these institutions.
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Japan’s higher education system is unique compared to those in most of the other OECD countries in the sense that it comprises both public and private sectors. The public sector consists of the National Universities, which are established by the national government, and Local Public Universities, which are established by prefectures and other local governments. While the private institutions enroll by far the majority of students,
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The Australian higher education system has some unique characteristics compared to other countries in the OECD. It is essentially a national system with mostly public and relatively homogenous universities. Almost all of the higher education provision is through universities and each of them seeks to provide a comprehensive range of courses and engage in research. There are 39 universities, including 2 private universities –
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The great expansion of Swedish higher education, along with new and augmented requirements in terms of efficiency, prioritisation and collaboration between the higher education institutions and between higher education institutions and society at large, has made the responsibilities of governing boards and vice-chancellors increasingly important.
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The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries
School children in many countries face unacceptable risks due to the faulty design and construction of school buildings. This conference was held to discuss recommendations for improving earthquake safety in schools.