Una universidad pública o la universidad pública es una universidad o de la universidad que se encuentra en la propiedad estatal o recibe importantes fondos públicos a través de un gobierno nacional o subnacional, en oposición a una universidad privada . El hecho de que una universidad nacional se considere pública varía de un país (o región) a otro, dependiendo en gran medida del panorama educativo específico.
África [ editar ]
Egipto [ editar ]
En Egipto, la Universidad de Al-Azhar se fundó en el año 970 d.C. como una madraza , lo que la convierte en una de las instituciones de educación superior más antiguas del mundo, y se convirtió formalmente en una universidad en 1961. Fue seguida por muchas universidades abiertas como universidades públicas en el siglo XX, como la Universidad de El Cairo (1908), la Universidad de Alejandría (1912), la Universidad de Assiut (1928), la Universidad de Ain Shams (1957), la Universidad de Helwan (1959), la Universidad de Beni-Suef (1963), la Universidad de Benha (1965), Universidad Zagazig (1978), Universidad del Canal de Suez (1989), donde las tasas de matrícula están totalmente subvencionadas por el gobierno.
Kenia [ editar ]
En Kenia, el Ministerio de Educación controla todas las universidades públicas. Los estudiantes se inscriben después de completar el sistema educativo 8-4-4 y obtener una calificación de C + o superior. Los estudiantes que cumplen con los criterios determinados anualmente por el Servicio de Colocación Central de Universidades y Colegios de Kenia (KUCCPS) reciben patrocinio del gobierno, como parte de la tarifa de su universidad o colegio que el gobierno cubre. También son elegibles para un préstamo a bajo interés de la Junta de Préstamos para Educación Superior. Se espera que devuelvan el préstamo después de completar la educación superior.
Nigeria [ editar ]
En Nigeria, las universidades públicas pueden ser establecidas tanto por el gobierno federal como por los gobiernos estatales.
Sudáfrica [ editar ]
Sudáfrica tiene 26 instituciones públicas de educación terciaria, clasificadas como una universidad tradicional o una universidad integral (que ofrece formación teórica y profesional).
Túnez [ editar ]
En Túnez, el Ministerio de Educación Superior e Investigación Científica controla todas las universidades públicas. Para algunas universidades, el ministerio de educación superior se coordina con otros ministerios como: el Ministerio de Salud Pública o el Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones . La admisión en una universidad pública en Túnez está asegurada después de tener éxito en el Bachillerato tunecino : los estudiantes se clasifican de acuerdo con una puntuación de fórmula basada en sus resultados en el Bachillerato. Luego, los estudiantes hacen una lista de deseos con las universidades a las que desean asistir en un sitio web estatal dedicado a la orientación. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes de alto rango tienen prioridad para elegir.
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Bangladesh [ editar ]
Hay 40 universidades públicas en Bangladesh .  Las universidades no tratan directamente con el gobierno, sino con la Comisión de Becas Universitarias , que a su vez se ocupa del gobierno.
Recientemente, muchas universidades privadas se establecieron en virtud de la Ley de Universidades Privadas de 2010, que rige el procedimiento de funcionamiento y asuntos académicos de las universidades privadas de Bangladesh.
Brunei [ editar ]
Casi todas las universidades de Brunei son universidades públicas.
China [ editar ]
En China continental, casi todas las universidades e instituciones de investigación son públicas y, en la actualidad, todos los centros importantes y significativos de educación superior del país son administrados públicamente.
Las universidades públicas suelen estar a cargo de los gobiernos provinciales ; también existen circunstancias en las que los gobiernos municipales administran las universidades. Algunas universidades públicas son nacionales , que son administradas directamente por el gobierno central .
Existen colegios universitarios privados, que son en su mayoría colegios profesionales patrocinados por empresas privadas. La mayoría de estas universidades no tienen derecho a otorgar títulos de licenciatura. Las universidades públicas suelen gozar de una mayor reputación a nivel nacional . [ cita requerida ]
Hong Kong [ editar ]
Ocho instituciones están financiadas por el Comité de Becas Universitarias . La Academia de Artes Escénicas también recibe fondos del gobierno . La Universidad Abierta de Hong Kong también es una universidad pública, pero en gran medida se autofinancia. La Universidad Shue Yan es la única institución privada con estatus de universidad, pero también recibe algún apoyo financiero del gobierno ya que se le otorgó el estatus de universidad.
India [ editar ]
El sistema de educación superior en India incluye universidades públicas y privadas . Las universidades públicas cuentan con el apoyo del Gobierno de la India y los gobiernos estatales , mientras que las universidades privadas cuentan con el apoyo de varios organismos y sociedades. Las universidades de la India están reconocidas por la Comisión de Subvenciones Universitarias (UGC), que obtiene su poder de la Ley de la Comisión de Subvenciones Universitarias de 1956 .  Además, se establecen 15 Consejos Profesionales que controlan diferentes aspectos de la acreditación y la coordinación. 
Indonesia [ editar ]
Hay institutos educativos públicos y privados en Indonesia. El gobierno (Ministerio de Educación y Cultura) proporciona universidades públicas, institutos, escuelas secundarias y academias en cada provincia. La institución educativa privada generalmente proporcionada por organizaciones religiosas, organizaciones públicas y algunas grandes empresas.
Irán [ editar ]
Algunas de las prestigiosas universidades de Irán son públicas. Las universidades estatales son muy selectivas. [ cita requerida ]
Israel [ editar ]
Hay nueve universidades oficiales en Israel . Además, hay algunas docenas de universidades y otros institutos de educación superior, así como alrededor de una docena de extensiones de universidades extranjeras. Todos están supervisados académicamente por el Consejo de Educación Superior de Israel (CHEI). La principal diferencia entre una universidad y un colegio en Israel es que solo una universidad puede emitir títulos de doctorado . En teoría, una universidad puede postularse al CHEI para actualizar su estatus a universidad.
Japón [ editar ]
En Japón, las universidades públicas son universidades que no son universidades nacionales, sino que son administradas por gobiernos locales, ya sea de prefectura o municipal. Según el Ministerio de Educación , las universidades públicas "han brindado una oportunidad para la educación superior en una región y han desempeñado el papel central de base intelectual y cultural para la comunidad local en la región", y "se espera que contribuyan a las actividades sociales, económicas y desarrollo cultural en la región ";  esto contrasta con los aspectos orientados a la investigación de las universidades nacionales.
En 2010, había 95 universidades públicas, en comparación con 86 universidades nacionales y 597 universidades privadas, y 127,872 estudiantes asistieron a las escuelas. El número de universidades públicas ha aumentado considerablemente en los últimos años; en 1980 había sólo 34 universidades públicas y en 1993 había 46. Desde julio de 2003, cuando entró en vigor la Ley de Instituciones Administrativas Locales Independientes , se permitió la incorporación de universidades públicas.  La matrícula promedio en las universidades públicas para el año fiscal 2007 fue de 536.238 yenes, la tarifa de entrada promedio de 399.351 yenes y la tarifa de solicitud promedio de 17.095 yenes. 
Kirguistán [ editar ]
La Universidad de Manas , la universidad pública de Kirguistán , es la institución pública de educación superior que ofrece títulos asociados, títulos universitarios y títulos de posgrado y posgrado. 
Macao [ editar ]
La Universidad de Macao es la única universidad pública de Macao . Además, el Instituto Politécnico y el Instituto de Estudios Turísticos de Macao son el instituto educativo público que puede ofrecer educación de pregrado.
Malasia [ editar ]
Hay 20 universidades públicas en Malasia, que son financiadas por el gobierno pero gobernadas como instituciones autogestionadas.
Nepal [ editar ]
La Universidad Tribhuvan es la primera universidad pública de Nepal . La universidad ejecuta varios programas en una amplia cantidad de disciplinas académicas. Opera a través de seis escuelas diferentes y también proporciona afiliación a varias universidades en todo el país. La Universidad de Katmandú también es una universidad pública fundada por una ley del gobierno en 1991. Debido a las altas tarifas y la administración de una sola persona, muchas personas [ ¿quién? ] Pienso que esta universidad es una universidad privada, pero no lo es. La universidad ofrece asignaturas nuevas y exigentes especialmente en el campo de la ciencia y la tecnología a través de diferentes escuelas. Otra escuela financiada por el gobierno es la Universidad de Pokhara. It was established in 1997 under the Pokhara University Act. Pokhara University, a non-profit autonomous institution, is financed by the government of Nepal. Pokhara University is affiliated with around 58 colleges for bachelor's, master's and M.Phil. degree programs. Pokhara University has gained popularity in recent years. It has relations already established with 42 national and international universities.
In Pakistan, universities receive guidance and recognition by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC) (formerly the University Grants Commission (Pakistan)). There are around 107 public and 76 private universities in Pakistan. University of the Punjab is the biggest public university followed by University of Karachi.
Universities and colleges in the Philippines are controlled and managed by the Commission on Higher Education, especially the University of the Philippines. There are more than 500 government-run higher education institutions, of which 436 are state colleges and universities, including satellite campuses, 31 local colleges and universities, and a handful of community colleges. In 2008, through Republic Act 9500, the University of the Philippines was bestowed as the National University to distinguish it from all other state universities and colleges.
Aside from the University of the Philippines, there are other notable state colleges and universities within the archipelago. These include the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, Philippine Normal University, and Mindanao State University.
In 2008, state colleges and universities have a PHP 26.2-billion budget, out of which PHP 19.4 billion will be funded by direct subsidies.
In South Korea, most public universities are National Universities. Only University of Seoul is a municipal university.
In Sri Lanka only fifteen universities are public universities, with most funded by government via the University Grants Commission which handles undergraduate placements and staff appointments. Therefore, these are not independent institutions.
In recent years large numbers of private institutions have opened islandwide,
Taiwan has more than 150 universities (two-thirds were established after the 1980s), while only a third of them are public universities. Tuition fees at public universities are less than half those of private universities because the Taiwan government puts more funding to the public universities. Additionally, there are ten public universities (established before the 1980s) which are more accredited and more prestigious in Taiwan and the majority of top-ranking schools are public. Therefore, most students choose public universities for their tertiary education.
Currently, Thailand has 24 public universities.
In the late 19th century, there was a high demand for professional talents in the central government of Thailand. Siam was an aftermath of King Rama V's bureaucratic reforms, which aimed to transform the feudal Thai society into a modernized state. In 1899, the King founded the School for Training of Civil Officials (Thai: โรงเรียนสำหรับฝึกหัดวิชาข้าราชการฝ่ายพลเรือน) near the northern gate of the Royal Palace. Those who graduated from the School would become royal pages. Being royal pages, he must learn how to administrate organization by working closely with the King, which is a traditional way of entrance to the Siamese bureaucracy. After being royal pages, he would then served in the Mahattai Ministry or other government ministries.
Most of the universities are public. The tuition fees are also regulated by the state and are the same for all public universities. Except for some studies, notably medicine, everybody who passes the "Matura" exam to attend university has the right to attend any public university. Overrun subjects will introduce entrance exams that students have to pass in the first year or prior to starting the degree. Especially scientific subjects such as biology, chemistry and physics will have difficult exams in the first year of studies which introduce a certain barrier. Students have to create their own timetables following the curriculum they choose. The universities provide options to combine studies and follow individually adjusted curricula, but the organisation is obliged to the student and administration involved is high. Private universities have existed since 1999 but are considered easier than public universities and thus hold less esteem.
Universities in Belgium are run by the Communities. The Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, the French Community and the German Community thus determine which institutes of higher education they organise or recognise, and which diplomas may be legally issued by these institutes.
Most universities are public and run by the state. Academically well-performing students pay only administrative fees (less than €100 per year). Only those who fail multiple classes in a year, and have to retake them, pay a partial or full tuition fee.
Almost all universities are public and are held in higher esteem than their private counterparts. Attending university is free in Denmark.
All universities are public and free of charge.
Most higher education organizations (universities and grandes écoles) are public and charge very low tuition fees (less than €1000 per year). Major exceptions are business schools such as HEC School of Management. Article L731-14 of the "Code de l'éducation" states that "Private higher education establishments can in no case take the title of "university"". But many private institutions such as the Catholic University of Lyon, use "university" as their marketing name.
Most higher education institutions are public and operated by the states and all professors are public servants. In general, public universities are held in higher esteem than their private counterparts. From 1972 through 1998, public universities were free of tuition fees; since then, however, some states have adopted low tuition fees.
In Greece according to its Constitution all Higher Education Institutions HEIs are universities which comprise universities, technical universities (polytechnic universities), formerly technological educational institutes (TEIs) (1982–2019) or institute of technology, and specialist HEIs. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) undergraduate programmes are government funding have free education which can be attended free, without any payment of tuition fee. Especially, about 1 out of the 4 (one-fourth of) HEIs postgraduate programmes offered free without tuition fee, and also a 30% percentage of students can be entitled without tuition fee (non fee-paying students) to attend all the statutory tuition fee postgraduate programmes after they be assessed on an individual basis of criteria. The private HEIs (universities, colleges and other type HEIs) cannot be operated in Greece nor considered Greece universities nor recognised as Greece degree-awarding bodies by the Greek government.
In Ireland, nearly all universities, institutes of technology, colleges of education and some other third-level institutions are public, and the state pays the cost of educating its undergraduates. There are a few private institutions of higher learning, for example the National College of Ireland but none of them have university status and they are highly specialised.
Almost all the universities are public, but they enjoy de jure institutional autonomy (limited by the state in practice, like in Greece). The majority of the funds came from the state and, therefore, students pay quite low tuition fees, decided by each university and related mainly to the student's family wealth, to the course and to the student's performances in the exams. A few scholarships, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, are also available for the best low-income students. Private funding, even for research, ranges from low to non-existent, compared to most other European countries.
Almost all universities are public and are largely funded by the Ministry of Education. Dutch citizens and citizens of other European Union countries who are enrolling for their first Bachelor and/or first Master level degree are subject to an annually adjusted, yearly tuition fee regardless of University or program. The fee was set at 1,951 euros in 2015. Non-European Union students, and students who want to complete a second Bachelor or master's degree pay the 'legal school fee' which should cover the additional costs of the student, which is no longer funded by the government. These fees range between approximately 7,000 (for relatively cheap bachelor programs) and 30,000 euros (for master programs in medicine) a year. All universities are supervised by the Ministry of Education, even the private ones.
Almost all universities are public and state funded.
Universities are divided into a few categories; private universities which are operated by private citizens, societies or companies, and public universities created by Acts of Parliament. The Government pays all tuition fees, and other costs of students. Most private universities charge tuition fees directly to students, and these institutions are generally held in lower regard than public universities. A small number of private universities do not charge fees, such as John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, founded in 1918 and property of the Roman Catholic Episcopacy of Poland; the Polish Government pays all costs.
There are 13 public universities, a university institute and a distance university. Higher education in Portugal provided by state-run institutions is not free, as a tuition fee must be paid, although being much lower than the tuition fees of the private ones. The highest tuition fee allowed by law in public universities is €871.52 per year, as of 2019. The public universities include some of the most selective and demanding higher learning institutions in the country, noted for high competitiveness and nationwide reputation.
In Russia, about 7.5 million students study in thousands of universities.
A vast majority of students (over 85%) study at public universities that are run by the state. Academically well-performing students pay only administrative fees (less than €100 per year), while those who fail multiple classes in a year, and have to retake them, pay a partial or full tuition fee (ranging from €500 to €2000 per year for full tuition fee, depending on which faculty). Private universities have existed since 1989 but are considered easier than public universities and thus hold less esteem.
There are a total of 74 universities. Most of them (52), including the most prestigious ones, are public, and are funded by the autonomous community in which they are based. As such, university funding may differ (though not significantly) depending on which Spanish region the university is based on. However, the central government establishes by law homogeneous tuition fees for all public universities, and as such university fees are much lower than those of their private counterparts. The highest tuition fee allowed by law was, as of 2010, of 14.97 euros per academic credit, amounting to roughly 840 euros/year for an average 60 credit full-time course; tuition fees in private universities might reach 18,000 euros/year in comparison. Public universities are state-owned but granted a considerable degree of independence when it comes to self-government; they cannot, however, make free use of their assets (i.e., buy and sell assets as a private company would), and are subject to Spanish administrative law as any other public body of the state. In turn, public university administrators, lecturers and professors are granted civil servant status, which serves as a tenure because only under exceptional and very well justified circumstances can a civil servant lose his job under Spanish law. Research funding can be allocated either by the autonomous community or by the central government; in the former case, funding amount and conditions vary greatly from one autonomous community to another.
Most universities are public. Education in Sweden is normally free, so there are no tuition fees at any university in Sweden.
For academic year 2016, there are 183 universities and academies total in Turkey: 118 of them are state universities (five of which are technical universities, two of which are institutes of technology, and one of which is fine arts university). Turkey's higher learning institutions, governed by Ministry of Higher Education or YÖK Ministry, are accepting more and more international students. Of the current 65 private foundation universities (seven of which are two-year granting institutions). In addition, there is a category called "special" including four military academies and one police academy.
In the UK, all universities are autonomous bodies, legally independent of the state. However, universities and other higher education providers are regulated and universities may be considered public bodies for some purposes. The degree of regulation varies between the countries of the United Kingdom and varies depending on the constitutional form of the university and whether it receives public funding.
Historically, the University of London was a true public university from its establishment as an examining board in 1836 to its reconstitution as a more traditional teaching university in 1900. It has been described as "what today would be called a quango", operating out of government premises, staffed by civil servants, and directly accountable to the Treasury for its expenditure.
The right to award UK degrees and the right to use the title "university" or "university college" is controlled for all higher education providers. These rights are granted by the Privy Council for institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and by the Office for Students for institutions in England. The Office for Students can also, with the agreement of parliament, revoke degree-awarding powers for institutions in England.
Almost all British universities, including all universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, receive public funding for teaching via block grants from the Office for Students (England), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) or the Scottish Funding Council. Universities (and other higher education providers) receiving public funding in this manner are treated as public authorities for various purposes, including the public sector equality duty of the Equality Act 2010 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for Scottish institutions), and are "likely to be public bodies for the purpose of the Human Rights Act 1998". Additionally, universities that are incorporated as higher education corporations are regarded as public authorities for some purposes regardless of whether they receive public funding.
Acceptance of public funding also brings government regulation of the level of tuition fees charged for courses. In principle, any university can choose to leave the regulated fees system at any time by not accepting public funding; for most universities (those not incorporated as higher education corporations) this would also remove their status as public authorities. In England, the only jurisdiction in the UK to have non-publicly funded universities, registration as a higher education provider (which is obligatory for universities, whether or not they are publicly funded) requires adherence to public interest governance principles. Additional public interest governance principles apply to providers with degree awarding powers (which includes all universities) and to publicly funded providers. All registered providers in England must also be members of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.
Universities that are constituted as civil corporations (Oxford and Cambridge), statutory corporations (Durham, London, Newcastle, Royal Holloway and the ancient universities of Scotland, some of which also have royal charters) or chartered corporations (all other institutions in the university sector before 1992, except the LSE) must, due to their constitutional form, obtain permission from the Privy Council to modify their statutes. This is unrelated to whether or not they receive public funding.
Direct government funding for teaching and research has been substantially reduced since 2012, with a study in 2012 indicating that annual government funding for teaching and research would make up just 15 percent of English universities' income by 2015. As of 2014, funding council grants made up 15 to 20 percent of the income of universities as disparate as UCL (18 percent; large research university, 2014 income £1 billion), Durham (17 percent; small research university, 2014 income £300 million) and Hertfordshire (15 percent; teaching focused university, 2014 income £240 million). By 2018, this had fallen to 15 percent at UCL, 11 percent at Durham and 8 percent at Hertfordshire. However currently there are only five fully fledged private universities in the United Kingdom.
Each of the four nations within the UK has responsibility for its own system of funding resident students. Scotland offers free tuition for residents for their first undergraduate degree studied in Scotland (meaning a Scottish student who chooses to study in England receives nothing)  with the potential to fund five out of four years (known as "false-start" funding) should a student be required to repeat a year or decide to change course. The Welsh Assembly chose to go the other way and has funding follow the Welsh student, even if they choose to study outside of Wales, however they only cover around two-thirds of tuition costs. England and Northern Ireland both expect students to take out student loans to cover the cost of tuition.
In Australia, there are 37 public universities and 5 private universities. The private universities are Bond University, the University of Notre Dame Australia, University of Divinity, and Torrens University Australia, with one international private university with a campus in Adelaide: Carnegie Mellon University, Australia (USA). Adelaide formerly had campuses of Cranfield University (UK) (2007-2010), and University College London (UK) (2010-2017).
Some of Australia's public universities are variously grouped as below:
- The Group of Eight, which has some of the oldest public universities in Australia, including the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, New South Wales, Adelaide and Western Australia together with the Australian National University and Monash University. Three were established in the 19th and 20th century.
- The Australian Technology Network universities largely grew from the former Institutes of Technology and include RMIT University, Queensland University of Technology, Curtin University, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of South Australia. They gained university status in the late 1980s to the early 1990s as a result of the reforms of the then Minister for Employment, Education and Training, John Dawkins.
- Innovative research universities represent a number of research-intensive institutions, with most being established in the 1960s and 1970s. The group includes Charles Darwin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, Murdoch University and University of Newcastle.
- The Regional Universities Network is a group of seven universities which come from regional Australia. The group includes Central Queensland University, Southern Cross University, Federation University, the University of Southern Queensland, the University of the Sunshine Coast, University of New England (Australia) and Charles Sturt University.
- The NUW Alliance is a group of three universities which are located in New South Wales. The group consists of University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales, and University of Wollongong.
In New Zealand, all eight universities are public. Public funding is supported by research grants. The oldest (University of Otago) was established in 1869 by Provincial Ordinance. From 1870 to 1961, there was effectively a single university structure - the University of New Zealand - with constituent colleges located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. In 1961, the constituent colleges were dissolved into four independent universities by the New Zealand Parliament to become the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury and University of Otago. This change also established a new university in Hamilton, the University of Waikato. Two associated agricultural colleges - Massey and Lincoln - subsequently become universities in 1963 and 1990 respectively. An eighth university (Auckland University of Technology) was formed in 2000 by an Order in Council under the Education Act 1989.
In Argentina the national universities, also called "public or state-run universities", is the name used to refer to all those institutions whose creation arose from the enactment of a National Congress Act, except for those whose creation preceded that of the state itself (as is the case of the National University of Córdoba and the University of Buenos Aires). They lie as Public Law legal entities and their regular operation funding comes from the national state, pursuant to what is set out on the annual national budget act.
National universities hold the largest share of the entire Argentine university system: counting over 80% of the undergraduate population and with campuses stretched throughout to all provinces comprising the national territory, they account for over 50% of the country's scientific research while additionally providing technical assistance to both the public and private sectors.
Public universities are absolutely free (no fee is paid during the studies), as is the access to books in the universities' libraries. Buying in bookstores and studying material (such as photocopies of books which are very common) is, however, usually paid for by each student. For low-income students there is a great variety of scholarships.
In Brazil, there are a few hundred public universities funded by the Federal or State governments, and they include the most renowned universities in the country, such as the University of São Paulo, University of Campinas, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Federal University of Bahia, and the Federal Institutes. Professors are public servants, most of them tenured and selected by public contests, where international research publications is a major criterion for hiring. Teaching load is usually modest and leaves time for research. In contrast, most private institutions are for-profit enterprises which hire teachers on a per-hour basis and have little research when compared with the public ones, notable exceptions are certain private but non-profit universities, mostly affiliated with religious organizations, such as the Mackenzie Presbyterian University of São Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Public universities are responsible for granting nearly all the graduate degrees in Brazil, such as doctoral and masters (called in Portuguese, respectively, "doutorado" and "mestrado"). These graduate programs in public universities are also the main source of Brazilian academic research. There are no tuition or entrance fees in public universities (a right established in the Brazilian Federal Constitution), but since they have thousands of applicants every year, only the best students can pass the entrance examinations, being either the vestibular (a specific test for each university) or the country-wide ENEM. In many universities, there are quotas for students whose secondary (high school) education was made entirely in a public funded school (generally, the quota is 50%), and there are also racial quotas, but usually restricted to students from public high school too.
Some universities, like UFMG, the largest federal university in Brazil, give extra points in their admission tests instead of quotas. In UFMG a public high school student is granted a 10% bonus over his test grade, if he previously agrees to receive this advantage. Public school students that declare themselves as blacks or "pardos" (mixed race) have a 15% bonus, also if they previously agree to receive race based benefits. In recent years public funded higher education has grown a lot. Since 2005 the Brazilian Government has been offering a limited number of tuition grants to enable poor students to attend private universities.
In Canada, education is a constitutional responsibility of the individual provinces. Many early universities were privately endowed (e.g. McGill) or founded by church denominations (e.g. Laval, Saint Mary's, Queen's, Dalhousie, Mount Allison, McMaster, Ottawa) but in the 20th century became publicly funded and secular. Provincial governments established the University of Toronto on the Oxbridge model and elsewhere (Alberta, Manitoba etc.) in the pattern of American state universities. All major Canadian universities are now publicly funded but maintain institutional autonomy, with the ability to decide on admission, tuition and governance.
The U15 is an organization of the country's fifteen leading research-intensive universities. Additionally, McGill University and the University of Toronto are members of the Association of American Universities, along with sixty public and private institutions in the United States. Private universities in Canada are relatively new and mostly exist at the undergraduate level.
In Chile, older, so called "traditional" universities are more prestigious than the ones created after 1980. Even though some of those "traditional" universities are non-profit private entities, they belong to same superior university council called Consejo de Rectores (Council of Chancellors); the Consejo de Rectores runs its own admission system called Prueba de Selección Universitaria or PSU, which is roughly similar to SAT. Even though state run universities are much cheaper than the private ones, they are not tuition free for the students. It is remarkable that Chile spends only 4% in education, compared to the 7% of GDP recommended by the UN for developed nations. And in Chile the financing of higher education, private and public, is contributed by 75% by self-effort of families. The most prestigious universities in Chile are the state run Universidad de Chile, the private with State contributions Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the private with State contributions Universidad de Concepción and the private with state contributions Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, these four universities admit the largest numbers of high scoring students in the PSU admission test and are responsible for the largest portion of research (with the Universidad de Chile at the top). The non-traditional universities are, the most part, for-profit universities, and, with a few exceptions, don't have the same prestige as the above "traditional" ones.
In Costa Rica the University of Costa Rica, the National University, the Distance State University, National Technical University and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, are all public universities.
In Mexico, the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), sometimes simply known as the "National University of Mexico", was founded in 1910. It is the largest university in the country and one of the largest in the world with over 250,000 students including its system of high schools. By percentage, it contributes the most to the country's academic research and cultural development although there are other significant public institutions such as the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, and the federal state-run universities.
In Peru, the admission test required to enter national (public) universities requires higher scores. The public opinion sees this from the four century old National University of San Marcos (the oldest university of the Americas, founded in May 1551), that it has seen as the most respected public education institution in the country. Also many other public universities follow the same rigorous pattern used at San Marcos university, like National Agrarian University, the National University of Engineering and Federico Villarreal University.
In the United States, most public universities are state universities founded and operated by state government entities.
States generally charge higher tuition to out-of-state students. The higher fees are based on the theory that students from the state, or much more often their parents, have contributed to subsidizing the university by paying state taxes, while out-of-state students and their parents have not.
Every U.S. state has at least one public university to its name, and the largest states have more than thirty. This is partly as a result of the 1862 Morrill Land-Grant Acts, which gave each eligible state 30,000 acres (12,141 ha) of federal land to sell to finance public institutions offering courses of study in practical fields in addition to the liberal arts. With the help of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Education Amendments of 1972, public universities became even more accessible for women, minorities and lower income applicants.
Public universities generally rely on subsidies from their respective state governments. "The historical data for private and public institutions reveal that public institutions have always been more dependent on external support than have private institutions." Recently, state support of public universities has been declining, forcing many public universities to seek private support. The real level of state funding for public higher education has doubled from $30 billion in 1974 to nearly $60 billion in 2000. Meanwhile, the percent of state appropriations for the cost of schooling per student at public university has fallen from 78% in 1974 to 43% in 2000. The increasing use of teaching assistants in public universities is a testament to waning state support. To compensate, some professional graduate programs in law, business, and medicine rely almost solely on private funding.
According to a 2020 study of the state university system in the U.S. state of Georgia, access to public universities had massively positive economic impacts on students, as well as led to net fiscal benefits for the state of Georgia.
The oldest public universities in the United States are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The College of William & Mary, and The University of Georgia. The College of William & Mary, founded in 1693, and Rutgers University, founded in 1766, were two of the nine colonial colleges. Both were private universities until the 20th century, with William & Mary becoming public in 1908 and Rutgers becoming public in 1945. Various other universities also claim to be among the oldest in the United States.[n 1]
Many U.S. public universities began as teacher training institutions and eventually were expanded into comprehensive universities. Examples include UCLA, formerly the southern branch of California State Normal School; Arizona State University, originally the Tempe Normal School; the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, formerly Milwaukee Normal School; and Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State Teachers College.
It has never been determined whether the U.S. Constitution would allow the federal government to establish a federal university system; the only federally chartered public universities that currently exist are the United States Service academies, military-associated educational institutions administered by the United States Department of Defense, and Haskell Indian Nations University, which is governed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In addition, Georgetown University was the first federally chartered private university in Washington, D.C. (1815), and was later followed by other colleges and universities in the District of Columbia, including Gallaudet University (1864), Howard University (1867), and American University (1893).
Historically, many of the prestigious universities in the United States have been private, most notably the Ivy League. However, some public universities are also highly prestigious and increasingly selective: Richard Moll designated such prestigious public universities Public Ivies. UC Berkeley, for instance, is often ranked as a top-ten university in the world and the top public university in the United States.[excessive citations] There are a number of public liberal arts colleges, including the members of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
- University of Puerto Rico
- Aguadilla Campus
- Arecibo Campus
- Bayamón Campus
- Carolina Campus
- Cayey Campus
- Humacao Campus
- Mayagüez Campus
- Medical Sciences Campus at San Juan
- Ponce Campus
- Río Piedras Campus at San Juan
- Utuado Campus
- Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
- Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico
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- National university
- Prefectural university
- The University of South Carolina (1801) is the longest continuously supported public university. Ohio University (1804) is the oldest public university in continuous operation.Vincennes University was founded in 1801 and has continuously operated, but did not become a public institution until 1806, and has been primarily a two-year institution since 1889. Rutgers, which did not become a public institution until 1945, closed twice prior to 1825. The University of Tennessee was chartered in 1794, but did not receive state funds until 1807, and then closed from 1809 to 1820. William & Mary, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina all closed during the Civil War, with W&M not reopening until 1888.
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[...] とりわけ公立大学は、その目的に加え、地方公共団体が設置・管理するという性格から、地域における高等教育機会の提供と、地域社会での知的・文化的拠点として中心的役割を担ってきており、今後とも、それぞれの地域における社会・経済・文化への貢献が期待されています。[...](Translation: [...] Especially, the public university, because of its goal as well as nature of the institute established and administered by local governments, has begun to offer opportunity of higher education and take the central role as informational and cultural center in regional community and has been expected to contribute to society, economics and culture in each community from now on. [...])
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