Monday 28th May at 13.15 – 17
Unioninkatu 37, lecture hall
The English Universities are undergoing are a major Funding reform. From September 2012, universities in England will be able to raise tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year to replace major cuts to teaching budgets.
Teaching grant cuts of 6% for 2011-12 have already been implemented, with a further 18% reduction expected the following year. Cuts of 40% to the higher education budget over four years were announced in 2010.
The controversial university reform was developed as the government’s response to the so called Browne review of higher education funding. It was agreed by Parliament in December 2010, and sparked angry street protests.
In this seminar, leading British and Finnish experts discuss the facts and aims of the English university funding reform, its reception in the Academic community and its expected impact on English universities and higher education.
13.15 – 15.00 Lectures:
- William Locke, Head of Learning and Teaching, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
- Rosemary Deem, Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London
15.00 – 15.20 Coffee break
15.20 – 17.00 Comments and discussion:
- Seppo Hölttä, Professor, University of Tampere
- Terttu Luukkonen, Docent, Head of Unit, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Please confirm your participation to email@example.com by Thursday 24th May.
Rosemary Deem is Professor of Higher Education Management at Royal Holloway. Her research interests focus on policy, leadership, governance and management of higher education and the changing purposes and roles of universities. In her latest research she is examining how austerity measures by western governments in response to the 2008 financial crisis in banking are affecting the values and organisational shape of public services.
William Locke is Head of Learning and Teaching at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). He has undertaken research on a number of policy issues, including English higher education policy, institutional mergers, university rankings and the role of intermediary bodies in higher education. Between 2006 and 2010, he managed the UK part of the international study of the Changing Academic Profession. He co-edited Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education: The Perspectives of the Academy, published by Springer, which won the U.S. Comparative and International Education Society’s award for best higher education comparative book of 2011.
Seppo Hölttä is a Professor of Higher Education Administration and Finance at University of Tampere. In addition to research, Professor Hölttä has extensive practical experience on institutional management at three Finnish universities.
Terttu Luukkonen is a Head of Unit at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and a Docent of Universities of Helsinki, Tampere and Oulu. She holds expertise in research and innovation policies in Europe.