Call for papers


5. How do we combine capacity and cost?

Post-secondary participation is growing globally but particularly in Asia – how can this be done affordably?

  • What methods of financing education and providing financial support to students are most/least effective in supporting access and equity?
  • How are the opportunities presented by online learning to increase capacity being harnessed?
  • What is the role of private higher education in increasing higher education provision?
  • How does cost affect student participation?
  • Do high cost regimes deter applications from students in low –income background or other under-represented groups?
  • How effective are bursary/scholarship schemes in effecting equity and what are the best examples of such schemes?
  • What does the evidence indicate regarding the relationship between cost and the behaviour of students from marginalised groups when they enter higher education?
  • What new models are being developed that utilise emerging data sets to predict and understand student behaviour?
  • What new models are being developed that utilise emerging data sets to predict and understand the impact of differing student finance policies on government revenue and spending?
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