Universities as real estate speculators.
By: Thomas Hale
The risks of ideological diversity.
Follow the philanthropy.
Questions mount over rapid expansion of private school owner Alpha Plus group
There is nothing new under the sun.
Speculating on the future of student loans.
A fuzzy hierarchy of prestige
An early example of a global push to gain exposure to rental property.
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
An export model of education is exposed to ideological pressures from two directions
The flagship property development has suffered from major cost overruns
Durham university's latest accommodation project relies on specialist credit insurance.
English-speaking higher education sectors are reliant on international students.
A lack of transparency on how much it costs to fund UK education with credit
The strange treatment of student loans masks government spending
Universities, like banks, benefit from expected government support.
British Universities might ponder China's influence on their financial future.
Cambridge's new bond offering reveals some of the tensions at the heart of higher education financing.
The university strikes have unwittingly highlighted the threat the internet poses to the current educational model.
Rankings are deeply implicated in the emerging financial infrastructure for university borrowing.
The university strikes appear to generate surpluses for the institutions themselves.
Students want information about the financial value of their degrees. This could have unintended consequences.
Deals structured to pay for UK university buildings require student numbers to remain high for decades
Education has many things in common with finance, but there are huge issues with any attempt to assess the market for its services.
The UK government’s sales of student loans will shed light not only on their value, but on the overarching function and viability of educational policy in highly developed economies.