Higher education is a tradition-driven industry. It’s frankly useless to try and deduce very much about national higher education systems based on public/private split, funding systems, methods of student selection, etc. If you really want to understand what a country’s university system looks like, go find a history of the country’s first institutions. That’s where you’ll find all the answers.
Within each country, the first university (or perhaps two or three) tends to act as a “model”, which the rest … [ Read More ]