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Are they own by the government? I am confused because I always thought they were private but I read that the tories plan to privatise them.
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They own themselves...but get substantial wodges of cash from the government for both teaching and research...meaning that a lot (most) of universities become dependent on the grant money and are so controllable by the government.
Apart from Buckingham, Britain's only private Uni.

Personally I think it would be a disaster if Universities were privatised, look at America where Harvard charges £45 000 a year!
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(Original post by magicalsausage)
Apart from Buckingham, Britain's only private Uni.

Personally I think it would be a disaster if Universities were privatised, look at America where Harvard charges £45 000 a year!
Quite right. You need a bit of Government funding, just to keep prices down and not have university degrees as something for the rich only. As that is virtually how it is in America sadly.
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(Original post by magicalsausage)
Apart from Buckingham, Britain's only private Uni.

Personally I think it would be a disaster if Universities were privatised, look at America where Harvard charges £45 000 a year!
your figure is wrong...it is a lot less than 45,000 pounds....they charge more like 28,000 dollars USD....
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Oh sorry that was meant to be dollars. I was pretty certain it was $45 000 but if not it is definitely more than 28k due to accomodation and other such extras. Anyway the point is that it cost a huge amount more than any UK University can over here.
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