European Universities Fear "Americanization"

November 21, 2006

German universities are trying to charge tuition. Paris schools are considering selection instead of open admission. Dutch colleges are pushing students to finish faster by repaying their tuition when they graduate. Greece wants to lift a ban on private universities. Politicians say the European university system is failing to produce employable graduates, and should be "dynamited," while researchers object to business and government interference in educational affairs. The EU is pushing 25 member nations to boost funding for PSE. "Success will go to those individuals and countries which are swift to adapt, slow to complain, and open to change." CNN