The Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Dedicated to Building Knowledge about Private Higher Education around the World
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    Dedicated to Building Knowledge about Private Higher Education around the World
    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.

Progress of Ongoing Projects

BibSonomy account: Over 3,000 news reports! Follow the latest global private higher education developments on PROPHE's Global News Report through a database searchable by date, country, region and other categories (e.g. for-profit, access)

Global data: PROPHE continues working on its global data panels showing individual countries and global and regional data for 2000, 2005, and 2010. Recent achievements include refinement of a set of guidelines on how we calculate and substitute data when our primary source fails to provide data or provides data we know to be faulty.

Country law analysis on Brazil, Peru and Ethiopia have been added. See Country Laws on Private Higher Education.

Regular contributions to International Higher Education.See more

News & Activities

World Bank's visit. PROPHE will welcome Dr. Sachiko Kataoka, senior economist at the World Bank, on December 12, 2017.See more

Translation and Foreword. A Chinese translation 《国家与高等教育》中文版前言 (Beijing Normal University Press, 2017) is now available of Director Levy’s much-cited Higher Education and the State in Latin America: Private Challenges to Public Dominance, University of Chicago, 1986.See more

New thesis on Mexico posted. PHE Dissertation #8, Higher education policies in Mexico and the private supply in non-metropolitan areas (English title of Spanish original, an MS thesis) by Edson Eduardo Navarro Meza.

New working paper. #21, on The Relative Importance of Private Higher Education in Europe by PROPHE Director Daniel Levy.

New PROPHE Affiliate. PROPHE welcomes Professor Wondwosen Tamrat as Affiliate.

New PROPHE Doctoral Assistant. Quang Chau is interested in Vietnamese and global PHE, including both for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Berkeley workshop. PROPHE Doctoral Assistant Chau will present a paper on how leading private universities in Vietnam fight the stigma of ‘second-tier’ status at the University of California Berkeley Center for Korean Studies.See more

CIES 2018. At the March 2018 Comparative & International Education Society annual conference in Mexico City, PROPHE Director Levy will present a paper on U.S. Private Exceptionalism on a panel focused on Private Higher Education in North America.See more

Visiting Scholar. PROPHE hosted Visiting Researcher Wang Yitao from the Institute of Private Higher Education of China, Zhejiang ShuRen University, China for Spring and Summer 2016.See more

Berkeley conference. PROPHE Director Levy represented PROPHE at a meeting of higher education research centers held at the Berkeley Center for the Study of Higher Education, March 10, 2016