The “New” Private Higher Education Sector in the United Kingdom

  • Claire Callender
Keywords: UK higher education policy, Private higher education, United Kingdom


This article calls into question the UK government’s desire to develop a private higher education sector in England. It argues that the government’s policies are exclusively ideologically driven and are unlikely to fulfil their aims while simultaneously diverting resources away from the already highly marketized public higher education sector.

Author Biography

Claire Callender

Claire Callender is professor of higher education at Birkbeck, University of London and at University College London’s Institute of Education, where she is deputy director and coinvestigator at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).

How to Cite
Callender, C. (2016). The “New” Private Higher Education Sector in the United Kingdom. International Higher Education, (86), 16-18.
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