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ERIC Number: EJ937101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
How Many Universities Are There in the United Kingdom? How Many Should There Be?
Tight, Malcolm
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v62 n5 p649-663 Nov 2011
While the first of the questions posed in the title of this article may seem to involve a simple matter of enumeration, it is more complex than that, as the number of institutions in the United Kingdom that perform at least some of the functions of a university has grown significantly in recent years. The answer given (for the end of the year 2010) is 108, 138 or 162, depending upon the definitions adopted. The second question involves more judgement, and is explored comparatively--both within the United Kingdom and internationally--geographically, economically and historically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom