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HEPI aims to produce around a dozen pieces of high quality research and analysis each year – all reports are available free of charge here on our website and are generally also available in hard copy from the HEPI office.

  • Postgraduate Education in the United Kingdom

    10 November 2004 by Tom Sastry

    Postgraduate education is the fastest-growing sector in higher education.  This report, sponsored by Beachcroft Wansbroughs, looks at trends across the sector and how they affect different universities. It also looks at the financial impact of postgraduate education on universities, postgraduates and on the job market, and raises some important quality…

  • Internationalism in Higher Education: A Review

    1 July 2004 by Sachi Hatakenaka

    An evidence-based review of developments in the internationalisation of higher education, in order to explore their consequences and implications for the UK in particular.

  • Higher Education Supply and Demand to 2010 – an update

    1 April 2004 by Libby Aston & Bahram Bekhradnia

    In June 2003 HEPI published projections of demand for higher education (HE) to 2010 (‘HE Supply and Demand to 2010’).  This report updates the projections to take account of more recent information and breaks down the projections in more detail for separate cohorts of students.

  • Government, Funding Council and Universities: How Should They Relate?

    18 February 2004 by Bahram Bekhradnia

    Higher education is increasingly regarded by the Governments as central to the achievement of its social and economic policies. At the same time, over the last decade or so market forces have been allowed to play an increasing role in determining the direction of higher education and more particularly the…

  • What Future for Dual Support?

    1 February 2004 by Jonathan Adams and Bahram Bekhradnia

    The United Kingdom ‘s successful academic research base is underpinned by a system of funding that provides funds to institutions in two streams, one as part of their core grants, and provided by the Funding Councils, and the other generally in the form of project grants, provided by Research Councils.…