PSE should rethink international fees, take ownership of business model issues: Opinion


At a recent international conference, experts discussed the need for a rethink of how international student fees are used to subsidize higher education, writes Adam Habib for University World News. The debate participants highlighted the difference between the cost to deliver a degree and the fees charged to international students and further asserted that the current popular business model where international students’ fees are used to fund teaching, learning, and research has a negative impact on people and institutions in low-income countries. Habib writes that universities must take collective ownership of the problem of the current business model of higher education used in Canada, Australia, the UK, and the USA and challenge the system’s “selective morality” by putting a better system in place.

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