Charitably minded watchdog frets over for-profits

Charitably minded watchdog frets over for-profits | John Morgan, Simon Baker | Times Higher Education | 10 November 2011

Any attempt to legislate to make it easier for private companies to take over universities could be challenged by one of the government’s own watchdogs, it has emerged. The potential impediment to buyouts has been identified amid concerns over efforts by private higher education providers to court David Willetts, with the universities and science minister holding a dozen meetings with such firms in the year to June.

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