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

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