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Funding Higher Education in a few EU Countries: Implications for Competition and Competitiveness in Higher Education

Public funding of higher education is an important topic within European governmental agenda, especially in times of budgetary austerity. Thus, given the challenges higher education industry faced in the last decades, the present paper aims at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a few national funding patterns of higher education institutions (HEIs) within the European Union. Using the method of content analysis, the study conducted in Finland, Greece and Romania also reveals the effects the national funding patterns might have on the competition and competitiveness of national HEIs in the European higher education market. The issue of performance funding of HEIs is also addressed. Moreover, the authors argue for the necessity of integrating institutional performance indicators as an important criterion for allocating public resource to HEIs, in order to raise quality, competition and competitiveness of national HEIs on the European market of higher education.

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Posted in Economics, Volume V, Issue no. 1Comments Off on Funding Higher Education in a few EU Countries: Implications for Competition and Competitiveness in Higher Education

Education Funding Methods in European States

At European level, the allocation of a small amount of financial resources to education as a percentage of GDP associated with major economic difficulties affected the whole structure of the education expenditure: by type of expenditure, level of education and residence type.

State intervention in educational activity requires to be aware of the amount of public expenditure conducted by public bodies, both central and local authorities, to finance this activity. Funding education must provide incentives to ensure efficiency as it is important not only for being the base of a proper organization of the educational activity, but also because it can improve its content.

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Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 5Comments Off on Education Funding Methods in European States