British Universities

  • Anthony Dickson University of Northumbria at Newcastle
  • Genger Fahleson
Keywords: British Universities, Polytechnic Universities


Recent changes by the British government unifying the binary system of universities and polytechnics in the United Kingdom have an obvious relevance to the urban and metropolitan university movement in the United States. To illustrate that relevance, the article discusses briefly the factors surrounding the government's decision, outlines its immediate consequences, and sketches the national and regional contexts which are influencing the role of universities in the UK.