Financing the Students' Future (FINST)

This ESU project on Financing the Students' Future (FINST) aims at increasing knowledge of how financing systems in Europe affect students and works on the capacity building of the NUSes.
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What is FINST?

Financing the Students’ Future” is one of ESU’s flagship projects, focusing on financing and in particular on students’ view on financing of higher education in European countries. The main aims of FINST are increasing the knowledge on the different HE financing systems in Europe, what effects they have on students and enhancing the capacity of our members, the National Unions of students with regards to active involvement on higher education funding reforms.

For the past two years we have been gathering data from various sources, discussing the challenges of financing with students and stakeholders from all over Europe starting with the Launch Conference in Tallinn, continuing with the Consultations seminar in Liverpool and European training in Bucharest. Along this period of time, we have been writing articles on the most significant areas of higher education financing, designing future funding scenarios as well as preparing student policy recommendations on funding of Higher Educations.

This webpage has been replaced with a new website dedicated to the project and its deliverables. Please click here to visit the new website or go to finst.esu-online.org.

The FINST project is co-financed with help from the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme.

Project partners

The FINST project is carried out by ESU together with four partners.

1. HIS - Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH (Germany). HIS employs about 300 people and is a service for higher education. HIS has been involved in several international research projects and has been international coordinator of EUROSTUDENT since its inception in 1996. For more information about HIS, have a look at their website: www.his.de.

 

2. EUL - Eesti Uliopilaskondade Liit MTU (Estonia). EUL is a federation of Estonian Student Unions and represents students' interest on national and international level. EUL is a member union of ESIB (ESU). More information about EUL can be found on www.eyl.ee.

 

3. OH - Osterreichische Hochschulerinnenschaft (Austria). The Austrian National Union of Students (OH) is the only recognised representation of all students at Austrian universitis and Padagogische Akademien (Teacher Training Academies). OH is also a member unionof ESIB (ESU). Check out the OH website for more information: www.oeh.ac.at

 

4. NUS-UK - National Union of Students NUS UK (Unitied Kingdom). NUS UK is a voluntary membership organisation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 per cetnt of all higher and further education unions in the UK. NUS UK is also a member union of ESIB (ESU). More information about NUS UK can be found on www.nus.org.uk

 

Past FINST events

2 - 4 of May 2011: FINST Launch conference “Financing Higher Education - Financing the Students’ Future", Tallinn, Estonia

24 - 27 of November 2011: FINST Consultations Seminar, Liverpool, UK

19 - 21 of April 2012:  FINST European Training, Bucharest, Romania

29 of January 2013: FINST FInal Conference, Brussels, Belgium

 

FINST project in the media

 

FINST Press releases

 

News

Chile set to assume public responsibility of education

Fri 06 Mar 2015

Chile

SANTIAGO - More than forty years after Pinochet’s military coup in Chile, which marked the beginning of the end of publi (read more)

 
Worrying trends observed in OECD report

Mon 29 Sep 2014

Money

PARIS - Funds for education have not increased in OECD countries in relation to their growing number of students in the  (read more)

 
Alarming signs in discussions about the financing of higher education

Mon 29 Sep 2014

European Union

BRUSSELS - The financing of higher education has become an increasingly important discussion topic in European policy-ma (read more)

 
ESU's projects: Wrapping up 2013 and continuing in 2014

Thu 23 Jan 2014

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Publications

Compendium on Financing of Higher Education
FINST Compendium

Final report on the project on Financing the Students' Future (FINST) presented in January 2013.

 
 

FINST Blog

Resources

Presentations from the FINST Consultations Seminar

All the presentations that were made at the Seminar of FINST from 24-27 November, can be found here.

 
Presentations from the Final Conference of FINST
FINST logo

A number of speakers addressed the Final Conference of the project on Financing the Students' Future on 29 January 2013. You can access their presentations here.

 
FINST mapping data

The first raw mapping data from the FINST project is available. Please click on the file to access the sheet. You can use it for analysis. If you use it and come up with interesting results, please contact the FINST research team about it (rtfinst@esu-online.org).

 
FINST mapping data

The first raw mapping data from the FINST project is available. Please click on the file to access the sheet. You can use it for analysis. If you use it and come up with interesting results, please contact the FINST research team about it (rtfinst@esu-online.org).

 
BM 67 - ESU supports the Swiss Grant Initiative

This is a resolution adopted at BM67, in support of the so-called Swiss Grant Initiative.

 
 

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