Impact of cost-sharing on higher education students’ behaviour
In line with the agenda for the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems (September 2011), a recent study financed by the European Commission and independent researchers entitled “Do changes in cost-sharing have an impact on the behaviour of students and higher education institutions?” just came out. It reveals that financial support for students is necessary to offset the negative impact of increasing university tuition fees. Moreover, when the increase is too important, one can notice that enrolment of older students in higher education decreases; besides these increases are not always reinvested in learning conditions improvement. However the institution does not make any recommendations. Read also thepress release.