Glynne Stanfield, Eversheds LLP
Stimulus Paper ST2, January 2012
The purpose of this paper is to examine what might happen in the context of collaborations and mergers in higher education over the next few years, including an examination of the drivers for change. The main focus of the paper is on collaborations and mergers between public institutions, but it covers the role of the private sector where relevant.
This paper deals with the law in England only; it is relevant to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland but they each have differences (sometimes subtle). It covers both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) June 2011 White Paper “Higher Education - Students at the Heart of the System” (White Paper) and BIS’s August 2011 technical consultation paper “A new fit for purpose regulatory framework for the higher education sector” (the Technical Consultation).
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