Public Private Partnerships – a Lifeline for Struggling Universities
One unintentional yet potentially welcome consequence of the education reform in Hungary is the promotion of public-private partnerships (PPPs). In primary and secondary education the churches are taking over a lot of schools which hope for better financing through the takeover as was discussed in a previous Local View on Future Challenges. […]
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Lost in Conversation: the Failed Dialogue between Bulgarian universities and employers
Bulgarian universities are failing to respond to the needs of companies which means that graduates are unequipped to deal with the rigors of an already tight labor market.
Hungary: The Renaissance of Church-Owned Schools
Historically, Hungarian education has always been of high quality. However, it is impossible to sustain high quality education without money. Right now the country is seriously lacking financial resources for education and an old form of PPP – church-run schools – could well experience a renaissance. But a renaissance at what cost? […]