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The 2004 edition of the publication Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems that represent the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally. The focus of this edition of Education at a Glance is
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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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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
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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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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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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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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 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