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The EUA Public Funding Observatory
 
EUA’s Public Funding Observatory captures the very latest funding trends impacting Europe’s universities and offers the most up-to-date information on most of different higher education systems across the continent. The data is laid out in a series of reports (see below) and this interactive online tool, which is updated annually and currently contains data from 33 systems*.

EUA has been following the evolution of public funding to universities since the 2008 financial crisis. The study reveals that since then, the divide between higher education systems that increase public funding, and those that reduce investment, is getting wider. It also shows that while 2012 was the most difficult year in terms of cuts, any recovery that can now be detected is slow and fragile.

The monitoring is conducted in close cooperation with EUA’s collective members, the national rectors’ conferences, which regularly provide extensive funding data on their countries and report on trends developing within their national higher education systems. This continuous feedback fuels up-to-date reports and highlights the evolution of public funding for the university sector across Europe.

*Cyprus did not participate in the 2018 edition.

Reports

EUA has published several analysis reports on the evolution of public funding to universities in Europe, which further detail the situation in different higher education systems.

Other resources

 

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