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that is a subsidiary of Kaplan Inc., for example, runs degree programs that are sponsored by business, such as the Lidl discount supermarket chain. DBS also has close relations with many IT employers, including Microsoft. “Like any business and any service provider, the market is changing and students are more focused on value added,” says Gerry Muldowney, chief executive officer of DBS. “Some areas of business have contracted, such as employee sponsorships to study on a part-time basis—no one is immune from the effects of the recession. Having said that, we’ve launched into new areas and have reinvented ourselves in the IT sector.” Muldowney notes that the institution, in cooperation with Microsoft, in the 2012–13 academic year launched a cloud-computing bachelor’s degree program paired with a postgraduate MBA program in cloud computing. But there are limits to the potential of such efforts. A European University Association Universities and institutes are trying to study found that, although alternative income sources already represent more than 10 percent avert further cuts or tuition jumps by of the budget of a majority of universities in Euthinking outside the box to fund their rope, on average almost 75 percent of their total operations. Many are trying to expand upon funding comes from public sources. the country’s existing success in attracting “You can’t immediately or easily replace cuts students from outside the European Union. of 10 percent or higher through other sources, like increasing partnerships with business or Universities and institutes are trying to avert further fundraising activities,” says Thomas Estermann, head of cuts or tuition jumps by thinking outside the box to the Unit Governance, Autonomy, and Funding at the Eufund their operations. Many are trying to expand upon ropean University Association. “They need investment the country’s existing success in attracting students from before they are realized, they are not quick to achieve, and outside the European Union. The country is targeting in- not all universities would be able to attract them in the size ternational students, with a goal of increasing the number of the cuts. With these large cuts, in many countries disof international students at its universities by 50 percent cussions about the increase or introduction of tuition fees over the next five years, which, in addition to helping to take place as they have the potential to constitute a large globalize the educational system of an island at the edge income source. Furthermore, many governments agreed of Europe, could bring in nearly another €1.2 billion ($1.6 to get more people into higher education. Either you abanbillion) a year into the educational system, given non-EU don that goal or ensure that someone pays for this.” One of the worrying trends observed, however, has students can be charged far higher tuition. At Athlone Institute of Technology, international students now provide been an overall negative impact on universities’ au12 percent of its revenue, or €3 million, whereas 10 years tonomy, Estermann says. It is clear that autonomy and capacity to manage their resources freely have been one ago it was zero, says Ó Catháin. There also are some efforts to expand graduate edu- of the key conditions for those universities that have recation, which allows for higher tuition, such as €8,000 to sponded to the crisis more effectively. “We found that there is a strong relation between the €10,000 for EU students and more for international students, says Hicks. A one-year master’s of international capacity to attract additional funding and the degree of politics at Trinity College Dublin, for example, costs €10,400 autonomy at educational institutions, particularly with for EU students, compared to €15,700 for non-EU students. respect to staffing and financial autonomy,” Estermann says. “One of the problems many European countries still face is their lack of freedom to respond adequately: many Taking Creative Measures to Secure Funding Institutions also are attempting to diversify and add new have to deal with high budget cuts but they can’t reduce sources of funding, including collaborations with indus- costs due to a lack of staffing, financial, and in some cases try. Dublin Business School (DBS), a private institution also academic autonomy.” vent fees from increasing. Many students also fear the loss of government grants that many receive to cover living expenses, says Eileen Murphy, a master’s student in anthropology studying at Maynooth. Many educators contend a greater student contribution will be necessary to stabilize the educational system’s financing. “Students are major stakeholders in the system, with a lifetime of income tied to degree programs, and we feel there should be a joint contribution to this,” Dublin City University’s MacCraith says. “The government didn’t bite the bullet in the last budget. We feel it should not be beyond anyone to come up with an equitable system that spreads the load among stakeholders that are affected by these issues.”

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Leaving Light Footprints
Weathering the Storm
Pathfinders
IUPUI—Choosing Partners Carefully for an Urban Research University
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
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