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The British Universities and the State: A Comment

Charles F. Carter
Higher Education
Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jan., 1980), pp. 1-5
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3446599
Page Count: 5
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The British Universities and the State: A Comment
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Abstract

This article comments on the relationship between British universities and government departments with special reference to the work of the University Grants Committee and the role of its Chairman. The extent to which universities are free to exercise discretion is delineated and the place of lay (i.e., non-academic) people in university government is described. The future would seem to call for increased political adroitness on the part of those who govern universities if the unusual freedom at present possessed by British universities is to be retained.

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