The Role of Private Sector in Higher Education; From Quantity and Quality to Access and Social Justice

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Leila Afshar 1 , *

1 Department of Medical Ethics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Afshar L. The Role of Private Sector in Higher Education; From Quantity and Quality to Access and Social Justice, J Med Edu. 2017 ; 16(1):e105554. doi: 10.22037/jme.v16i1.18063.

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Journal of Medical Education: 16 (1); e105554
Published Online: August 02, 2017
Article Type: Editorial
Received: August 02, 2017
Accepted: August 02, 2017
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Abstract

In current issue of the Journal of Medical Education, Dashti and Yazadni in their comprehensive article “Factors Encouraging the private section to invest in Higher Education of Iran” proposed the main indicators which could facilitate the investment in higher education by variety of private sectors. They conclude that there are several different groups that can bring their financial resources to the higher education system to promote its quantity and quality. And also they claim that Iranian Laws and regulation in higher education will entitle these investments. They also proposed that the higher education system should facilitate this process and to encourage the private sector should reduce the risk of investment and try to reshape the culture of educational systems to accept this investment.

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