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Education: Universities will struggle to survive

The harsh cuts in university funding will hit the poorest hardest, says John Howson

THE age of austerity means troubling times for the universities, as it does for the rest of society. Much of the public debate has been about the cost of higher education to students, and the implications for their career choices.

Equally important is what will happen on the “supply” side of the equation, especially if the government holds firm in its decision only to finance teaching in a narrow group of subjects. Those institutions that depend almost entirely upon courses ...

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