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European student numbers rise, but funding falls

European student numbers rise, but funding falls | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The conception of higher education as a public good and a public responsibility is changing. Most European countries use cost sharing and there is a trend towards shifting the burden of study costs onto students.

There are not many countries left in Europe that do not charge their domestic students some form of tuition fees – some 19 out of 26 countries observed in a two-year research project organised by the European Students' Union (ESU) and with the name Financing the Students’ Future(FINST), do so. (...)  - University World News, by Rok Primozic, 16 February 2013, Issue No:259

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European Students' Union confronts democratic deficit

European Students' Union confronts democratic deficit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago the European Students' Union (ESU) celebrated its 30th anniversary. It has been an exciting history for an organisation that started in 1982 as a European information bureau for Western students: a reaction to Soviet domination of the international student movement. In 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down, it opened its doors to student movements from across Europe.

Judging by the tales of some of the early heroes and heroines, there were plenty of special moments.(...) - University World News, by Anne Corbett, 06 January 2013, Issue No:253

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