As higher education systems undergo major expansion across the world, this session considers how countries can afford this and how they can ensure the long term sustainability of HE.
Who should pay for higher education? For some countries the answer has been to end 'free' HE and to introduce student tuition fees – a change which has been accompanied by huge controversy. But what has this meant in practice? And is this the only way of funding higher education or are there other options?
The panellists from around the world present different models, perspectives and arguments. They explore scalable and sustainable approaches to university finance, and how these can be applied to institutions globally.
Delegates are invited to join this very topical and controversial debate.
For more on this, read our speaker interview with Rt. Hon David Willetts.