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ERIC Number: ED501770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 70
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0847-5482
Trends in Higher Education. Volume 3: Finance
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
This third and final volume of the 2007-08 edition of "Trends" focuses on the resources that Canadian universities have to support their teaching and research activities. The volume begins by comparing the combined funding for teaching and research in Canadian universities with higher education funding in some of its most important comparator countries: the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. This volume will show, there are many complexities in making funding comparisons and that is the primary reason why the analysis has been limited to four countries. The second section of this volume examines university funding trends in Canada over the last three decades and attempts to "disentangle," to the extent possible, the resources available for and dedicated to sponsored research activities, unsponsored research activities and teaching activities. In the process, it illustrates how the majority of university investments in teaching and research produce joint learning, discovery and knowledge mobilization outcomes. This section also describes the "fund accounting system" used in Canada. It then adjusts the information reported in these funds--the endowment fund, ancillary fund, capital fund, sponsored research fund, special purpose and trust fund and the general operating fund--in order to align more closely with the three core missions of a university: teaching, research and community service. The third section of this volume of "Trends" illustrates several of the factors that will drive change in the decade ahead. Demand for the education, research and community services that universities provide is growing, and this is likely to influence future funding requirements. The following are appended: (1) trends in the U.S.; (2) trends in the United Kingdom; (3) trends in Australia; (4) Revenues that are not related to the core mission of a university (Canada); and (5) information about Higher Education Price Indices (HEPI). (Contains 19 figures.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom; United States