New tests for higher education

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Latest edition: Higher education is a cornerstone of knowledge societies and it is expanding. How to deliver the necessary funding needed to improve quality and governance, and be able to compete internationally were key questions at the 2006 OECD education ministerial meeting, chaired by the government of Greece in Athens in June.

As Secretary-General Angel Gurría put it to ministers, there is no escaping change, since modern academy is vastly different in size, scope, and economic significance from its ancient predecessor. See the Chair’s conclusions, page 20. See also interview with Bill Rammell MP, page 8.

©OECD Observer No 256, July 2006

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