NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ871823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Funding Systems for Higher Education and Their Impacts on Institutional Strategies and Academia: A Comparative Perspective
Frolich, Nicoline; Kalpazidou Schmidt, Evanthia; Rosa, Maria J.
International Journal of Educational Management, v24 n1 p7-21 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how funding systems influence higher education institutions and their strategies and core tasks. Design/methodology/approach: Taking the results of a comparative study between Denmark, Norway and Portugal as a point of departure, the paper identifies and analyses the main features of these state funding systems, their strengths and weaknesses, and their impact on academia. Findings: The system-level analysis offers an illustration of a trend across Europe. The paper shows that mixed funding models have been implemented in all three countries. Originality/value: Funding systems and their impacts do not come in neat packages. The systems demonstrate a mixed pattern of strengths and weaknesses. The impacts of the funding systems converge, although different mechanisms are employed. There are no clear cut differences in the perceived strengths, weaknesses and impacts of the two main types of funding systems--input-based funding and output-based funding--presented and discussed in the paper. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
Emerald. 875 Massachusetts Avenue 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139. Tel: 888-622-0075; Fax: 617-354-6875; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Norway; Portugal