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ERIC Number: ED315025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Patterns of Finance in Higher Education. Country Study: Greece.
Soumelis, Constantin
The report examines trends and issues concerned with the financing of higher education in Greece from 1974 to 1988. Greek higher education, which is almost all public, has expanded at an average annual rate of 3% during the period with the non-university technical component growing at an annual rate of 17.8%. Though the expansion was facilitated and sustained by an increase in financial resources, the increased resources fell short of the expanded enrollments resulting in decreased expenditures per student. The existing system of financing depends almost entirely on the general public budget since college admission is free under the Constitution which also banns the operation of private university-type institutions. This existing system of financing forces institutions into short term management planning, reduces their managerial autonomy, and has led to allowing fewer new entrants in 1986. It is not expected that the present system of financing will soon be changed but it is thought that possibly private, university-type institutions will be permitted to function in response to pressure from the European Economic Community and in order to reduce the number of Greek students studying abroad. The report details data leading to these conclusions in five chapters and a statistical annex. Nineteen notes and references are included. (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Greece