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Higher Education Reform and the German Model: A Victorian Discourse

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Long-standing Anglo-German scholarly connections predisposed that research and academic developments in the German states were followed in Britain from the start. A structural imbalance also existed, however, whereby the Germanic sphere was home to a thriving and dense research culture at a time when Britain housed few universities, and in England, at least, these were institutions mainly dedicated to Classical and theological training. The exclusion of non-Anglicans from most of the English higher education system coupled with the high reputation and non-denominational nature of German higher education, also meant many reformers had studied at, and admired, German universities. The growth of scientific institutions in Britain, at first outside the university structure, encouraged a transfer of German personnel to help establish such institutions, just as the accepted dominance of German researchers in humanistic subjects opened the way for their employment in British higher education.

Keywords: Anglo-German scholarly connections; classical training; English higher education system; German higher education; German reformers; theological training



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