ERIC Number: ED470849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Performance-Based Funding in Higher Education: An International Survey. Working Paper.
This paper presents an overview of government policies for funding higher education in 11 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. In particular, it describes the mechanisms for funding the university sector and the extent to which the grants to universities are oriented on performance. The discussion focuses on whether universities are funded on the basis of what they produce in terms of graduates and research outputs and on the share of public funding provided through research councils. While in recent decades the attention paid to issues of efficiency, effectiveness, and quality has increased, there are only a few governments that explicitly link the universities' resources to the universities' results in the areas of teaching and research. This is illustrated by means of a graph. A number of tentative reasons for the popularity of enrollments-based funding approaches are presented in the final section of the paper. (Contains 1 diagram, 4 tables, and 44 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Enrollment, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Grants, Higher Education, Public Policy
Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET), Monash University, P.O. Box 6, Faculty of Education, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, Australia. Web site: http://www.education.monash.edu.au/centres/ceet.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.