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The New Economics of Higher Education

We would like to invite you to a public lecture by Professor Jo Ritzen (Maastricht University) which takes place at CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1 on May 19th at 10 AM.

Professor Jo Ritzen is a former minister of education during the 1990s who contributed to fundamental reforms of the Dutch higher education system and research.







  • Higher education promotes economic development through the research, but first and foremost through the learning that leads to an increase in competencies.
  • The policy question is how to organize higher education so that the increase in competencies is maximized.
  • Such organization might imply differentiation between more and less research intensive universities, funding based on output measures, while university autonomy has to be the leading principle.

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