p-ISSN 2146-796X
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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
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Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2015,
Page(s): 65-72
Received: June 16, 2015; Accepted: November 7, 2015; Published online: April 26, 2016
doi:10.2399/yod.15.013; Copyright © 2015, Deomed
Economics of Higher Education and Contemporary Outlook of Turkish Universities
Taptuk Emre Erkoç (E-mail)
Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Gediz University, İzmir, Turkey
The years 2000s began with changes that can be considered significant for higher education. It can be claimed that the most essential change financially is the apparent decreases in public funding allocated to this field. In addition, Sorbonne and Bologna declarations (1998 and 1999, respectively) as well as Lisbon strategy (2000) had a tremendous impact on policy-making of higher education in terms of standardization of quality of education across EU member and candidate states. Therefore, new initiatives that have capabilities to provide cutting-edge research and education facilities to the lecturers and students respectively have been supported by governments. Turkey -as a candidate country to join EU- is one of the leading countries to encourage non-profit entrepreneurs for opening up state-of-art universities through financial contributions and tax exemption status. Eventually, nearly 80 non-profit (NP) universities are operating in Turkish Higher Education alongside with public universities contemporarily. It is an undeniable fact that these universities, which cannot be ignored for their presence quantitatively and significance, would also contribute Turkey with their future achievements in the academic world. This paper reviews public higher education system and the challenges that it's facing currently as well as discusses the role of NP universities in the provision of higher education relying on the Turkish case.
Keywords: Higher education, non-profit universities, public higher education, Turkey.
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