Managing large systems:

A comparative analysis: Challenges and opportunities for large higher education systems


June 2015


This report was commissioned by the British Council as part of the ‘Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Policy in Large System Countries’ project in partnership with the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration in New Delhi.

The initiative brought together representatives of nine large higher education systems to generate insights into shared challenges. The nine countries are Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, UK and USA.

This report has been developed from the nine country specific papers produced as part of the project, whose authors are credited individually in the publication, and written by the research team at the University College London, Institute of Education. We are also most grateful for inputs from UNESCO and World Bank in India.

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