Higher education estate data accountability: the contrasting experience of UK and Poland

Małgorzata Rymarzak , Alexi Marmot


Higher education estates are large and valuable assets that affect diverse stakeholders. Despite recent growth, data on university estates has received little concerted attention from national and international statistics bodies. This paper examines and contrasts the evolution of universities and their estates in the UK and Poland, in the light of the degree of central government control versus institutional autonomy. Given increased international competition for students, staff and research funding, the paper argues that universities and their stakeholders would benefit from more transparency, the development of an agreed set of estate definitions, standards and regular statistical reports. Data based on agreed standards would provide a basis for comparative analysis and help to run better university estates and facilities, thereby enhancing HEI efficiency, effectiveness and environmental sustainability.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Małgorzata Rymarzak (FM / DIRE / REU)
Małgorzata Rymarzak,,
- Real Estate Unit
, Alexi Marmot
Alexi Marmot,,
Journal seriesHigher Education Policy, ISSN 0952-8733, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Noonline first
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in Englishautonomy, transparency, data, real estat,e university
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.821 (2) - 2017=1.269 (5)
Citation count*2 (2019-07-19)
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