The Learning Renaissance

Higher Education in Germany – Further Thoughts

An earlier post outlined the divergent paths the England and Germany were taking in the funding of students entering higher education. This post on the Dazed website re-emphasises the differences in the thinking behind the national policies…

“Tuition fees are socially unjust,” Dorothee Stapelfeldt, senator for science in Hamburg, told The Times. The state scrapped fees in 2012. “They particularly discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up studies. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

source: Universitat Erfurt

source: Universitat Erfurt

Read more here: Germany scraps tuition fees for all universities | Dazed
You can find the original Times feature here (subscription required): German universities scrap all tuition fees | The Times

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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.

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