|PROPHE - Program for Research On Private Higher Education seeks to build knowledge about private higher education around the world. PROPHE neither represents nor promotes private higher education. Its main mission is scholarship, which, in turn, should inform public discussion and policymaking. Founded in 2000, PROPHE received multiple Ford Foundation grants through 2008. It presently functions only on the voluntary efforts of its members, along with indirect funding from the University at Albany. We welcome inquiries about potential financial grants to PROPHE or about other collaborations.|
For the academic year 2013-2014 PROPHE is hosting two visiting scholars. Li Qian from Beijing Normal University has special interest in private-public partnerships and in for-profit/nonprofit distinctions. Ebru Karatas from Turkey’s Usak University has special interest in the new institutionalism and in comparing values at private and public universities.
Follow the latest global private higher education (phe) developments on this home page through a database that already incorporates more than 500 news reports on PHE worldwide, searchable by date, country, region and other categories (e.g. for-profit, access).
PROPHE continues working on its global data panels showing individual countries, with separate regional tables on Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The present global and regional tables cover 117 countries (See under Data/International Data). We are preparing global and regional data for 2000, 2005, and 2010.