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Higher Education Commission launches new inquiry

Higher Education Commission launches new inquiry

26th February 2014
The Higher Education Commission has launched its newest inquiry, investigating the financial sustainability of higher education in England.   The nine-month inquiry is chaired by Ruth Thompson, former Director General, Higher Education at the Department for Innovation, Universities Skills (now part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and Lord Norton of Louth, Professor of Government in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Hull.   The inquiry will investigate multiple facets of financial sustainability, including what role government, students, institutions and employers should play in funding higher education. This will include looking at the effect increased student fees have had on providers' financial sustainability.   The Higher Education Commission is an independent body made up of leaders from the education sector, the business community and the three major political parties. Established in response to demand from Parliamentarians for a more informed and reflective discourse on higher education issues, the Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces written reports with recommendations for policymakers.   Visit the Higher Education Commission website for more information.   Follow the Commission @EduSkillsHE