Is the Public Good Role of Higher Education Under Attack?

Ellen Hazelkorn

Abstract


Higher education has long argued that it is a public good because of its contribution
to societal goals. These assumptions are coming under growing public scrutiny as
universities seek to pursue their own agenda, at home and increasingly
internationally. This article looks at some of the issues.


Keywords


Public good; social contract; performance agreements; quality assurance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.91.10121

 

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