United Kingdom

H.C. Theisens

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After the Second World War until the early 1960s the English Higher Education system was dominated by the traditional universities, of which there were at that time 24. The University Governing Council (UGC) that always had a formidable force protecting the autonomy of the universities was still strong, but the influence of the state was growing constantly. Then during the early 1960s important changes occurred. The Robbins committee made far-reaching proposals for changes in the higher education system. The proposals of the Robbins committee meant the end of the system of autonomous, elite universities that had existed in the centuries before.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFixed and Fuzzy Boundaries in Higher Education. A comparative study of (binary) structures in nine countries
EditorsJ. Huisman, F. Kaiser
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherAdviesraad voor het Wetenschaps- en Technologie-beleid
Number of pages114
ISBN (Print)90 346 3911 8
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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PublisherAdviesraad voor het Wetenschaps- en Technologiebeleid


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  • METIS-205452


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