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This is the introductory chapter of the book Higher Education in the UK and the US: Converging University Models in a Global Academic World? which addresses the similarities and differences in higher education, especially universities, between the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). The book attempts to ascertain to what extent the British and American systems of higher education have been mirroring each other. It is divided into three closely linked thematic parts, which deal with fundamental issues currently at stake in higher education in the UK and the US today. The first part, entitled 'The economics and marketisation of higher education' deals primarily with financial issues related to recent evolutions in higher education in the UK and the US. The second part is called 'The issues of access and admission to higher education'. The third part concentrates on 'The student experience of higher education'.

Keywords: financial issues; higher education; United Kingdom (UK); United States (US)



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