After 30 years with the current system for resource allocation for higher education, it is time to rethink and reform the system according to tomorrow's needs. In a new memo, the Swedish National Union of Students, SFS, presents the background to today's system, why it needs to be reformed, and five central starting points for a new system. It is high time to initiate a reform of the resource allocation system, and it probably requires another investigation.
SFS proposes a new investigation that will take the following into account:
- Quality in higher education
- Efficient resource utilization
- Distribution between education and research
- Balance between short and long term
- Who has ongoing influence over dimensioning and supply