Dundee University principal on tuition fees

Prof Pete Downes, the principal of the Dundee University, told the BBC that the free tuition electoral promises might have to be broken if Scotland universitites are to remain comptetitive with English ones.
BBC: Scottish election: Principal warning over tuition fees
During an election campaign it is refreshing to hear somebody take an analytic, rather than ideological, approach. It is also good to hear somebody admit that it s not only the society, but also the graduates themselves, who profit from their education, so that there is nothing unfair about their sharing a part of its costs once they do thus profit.

 

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