Higher Education

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 213–220

Efficiency in higher education — Concepts and problems

  • Jan Sadlak

DOI: 10.1007/BF00129419

Cite this article as:
Sadlak, J. High Educ (1978) 7: 213. doi:10.1007/BF00129419


The problem of measuring efficiency in higher education is of increasing importance because of changes in socio-economic conditions and most notably rising enrolment rates. The article discusses problems of definition which occur in studying efficiency in higher education especially on a comparative basis. Illustrations are drawn from formulations of the problem in countries with different socio-economic and higher education systems.

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© Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Sadlak
    • 1
  1. 1.UNESCO - European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES)BucharestRomania

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