UQÀM calls for changes to QC university funding model


Université du Québec à Montréal recteur Stéphane Pallage is calling on the Government of Québec to make changes to its current university funding policy, reports Le Devoir. According to Pallage, the current funding model causes unhealthy competition between universities for applicants. UQÀM has reportedly submitted a brief to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur as part of the province’s ongoing review of the current university funding policy. In the brief, UQÀM asks for fixed funding up to a minimum of 70% of the school’s funding needs, as opposed to funding based solely on enrolment. UQÀM has also requested a review of the parameters for increasing mandatory fees.

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