Project 1.1

Local and global public good contributions of higher education: a comparative study in six national systems

Case studies

Case studies in this project include the UK, USA, France, Finland, China and Japan. Previously collected data, in a prior and similar project, include Australia and Russia.

  • USA and UK – two from the Anglo-American group, where higher education is understood in terms of the limited liberal state and positioned between civil society and state.
  • China and Japan – two contrasting countries in the Chinese civilizational tradition, where the state is understood as comprehensive and higher education is positioned in the state.
  • Finland – a Nordic country, where higher education is positioned in a different comprehensive state tradition.
  • France – a country that reflects the Western European tradition.

If possible the research will be extended to Germany and Latin America. Read more about the project methods