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2012-02-13

Higher education reformed

After months of protracted debates within the government and between the responsible ministry and various social stakeholders, Parliament finally passed the reform of the higher education system.
Higher education reformed

After months of protracted debates within the government and between the responsible ministry and various social stakeholders, Parliament finally passed the reform of the higher education system. Though the changes introduced are vast, budgetary concerns dominate the details and thus impact the overall assessment of the new law. The state cuts funding for students massively and saves a lot of money in so doing. At the same time, however, this approach could also exacerbate the already significant inequalities in the higher education system, since it makes the access of students from underprivileged backgrounds considerably more difficult.

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