From: Raph2009, through Creative Commons
16 March 2012
Dutch merchant's instincts
This made me laugh. The English have decided to let universities determine their own tuition fees. And lo and behold, many universities, Plymouth included, have decided to ask the maximum fee of £9000. Soon we will know how many students are willing to pay such a sum for their education. The universities are getting ready to compete with each other over the (not so many?) students who do. But what do the Dutch do? They see possibilities! Tuition fees in the Netherlands are much, much lower. And now representatives of a plethora of Dutch universities have come here to tell all future students that. Maybe it's not the other English universities we will be competing with. Perhaps quite some of these English kids will be spending their money abroad...