The provision of private higher education has been expanding in different world regions and diversifying over recent decades. The contribution that private providers can make to increasing and widening access to higher education, to meeting unmet demand and for stimulating innovation in higher education systems is of interest to governments and students alike.
Our research on the growth of private providers in the UK has stimulated an exploration of developments in other countries, including policy and regulatory responses to private provision and providers (see resources).
I work with colleagues to track developments in private higher education and the policy implications arising.
Partnership between publicly-funded HEIs and 'private providers' in the UK
issues for policy makers.
Some policy options.
A report by Universities UK's Longer Term Strategy Group.