De bekostiging van het medisch academisch onderwijs in Engeland, Zweden, Duitsland en Nederland: Onderzoek in opdracht van de NFU

Translated title of the contribution: The funding of medical academic education in England, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands: Research commissioned by the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU)

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Abstract

At the request of the NFU, we examined the funding of medical higher education in three countries, namely Sweden, England and Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia, and compared it with the Netherlands. This comparison involves some case studies from universities with medical faculties for each of these countries.
Our conclusions point to funding rates for the medical programmes that are 3.4 times as high as the rates for social sciences in the Netherlands, if we include the private funding through students' tuition fees as well as the fixed funding that universities receive independent of their student numbers.
In England, the ratio is 3:1; in Germany the ratio is 4.2 : 1, while in Sweden it is 4.1 : 1.
Our results indicate that there are valid reasons for employing higher funding rates for medical programs. How high the rates should be, compared to social sciences, will differ between countries and depends on multiple factors, political considerations, and how countries deal with the training costs incurred by academic hospitals during the clinical phase of training programmes.
Translated title of the contributionThe funding of medical academic education in England, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands: Research commissioned by the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU)
Original languageDutch
PublisherCenter for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS)
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

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