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European University Institute

Volume 12: debated on Monday 9 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that the £60,000 spent for each student at the European University Institute represents value for money; and what plans the Government have with regard to future use of this institution having regard to its policy towards higher education in the United Kingdom.

As the primary objective of the institute is research to which the students contribute only a part, it is not meaningful to relate the institutional cost to the number of students. The Government are continuing, in co-operation with other signatories of the institute's convention, to promote its academic development and improve its cost-effectiveness.