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Germany Abolishes Tuition Fees for Higher Education: The How and Why

I’ve mentioned several times on this blog the move by Germany to abolish tuition fees within Higher Education.

The crux of their reasoning behind this is twofold. Firstly, they recognise that investment in Higher Education is a public good that represents a national investment in the future, and the high skills economy which is required for future prosperity. Secondly, there is the recognition that if this investment is made dependent on the ability of parents to finance it, then talented individuals from less economically prosperous families will be lost to the system.

Jan Beckendorf, CC BY-SA

Jan Beckendorf, CC BY-SA

So why is the UK still out of step with this thinking in the turmoil creating in the funding of Higher Education?

Barbara Kehm considers this thorny issue: How Germany Managed to Abolish University Tuition Fees | The Conversation


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Dazed and confused much of the time but convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans.

One comment on “Germany Abolishes Tuition Fees for Higher Education: The How and Why

  1. Pingback: Higher Education in Germany – Further Thoughts | The Learning Renaissance

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