News on current funding debate — March 2014

Parliamentary Questions regarding University fees and student loans PQ No. : 2013/3264:  THURSDAY 20 MARCH 2014 Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the RAB charge...

Germany’s great tuition fees U-turn

Steering Group member, Howard Hotson, had a piece in the Times Higher on 13 February on what we can learn from Germany on tuition fees.    During the past eight years, university tuition fees were introduced into most west German federal states. Yet in a few months,...

Competition and Choice in Undergraduate Education

By Roger Brown Roger Brown is a leading expert on higher education policy in the UK, and an active member of CDBU.  His work commands attention because he habitually writes as a scholar rather than a polemicist, and eschews ideology in favour of a determination to let...

Robbins Report on higher education – Fifty years on

By Peter Scott, trustee of CDBU and Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education Fifty years ago this autumn the Robbins report on higher education in the United Kingdom was published. It was, and still is, the greatest report on higher...

Shaping higher education fifty years after Robbins

Podcasts of the conference sessions from ‘Shaping higher education fifty years after Robbins’ that took place on 22 October 2013 at LSE, are now online including the conference programme and the speakers’ powerpoint presentations, available here. A podcast and video...