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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 9. 1967.

Uni expense

Uni expense

Compared with universities in Britain, New Zealand universities were very inexpensive to run, Professor H. N. Parton, a member of the University Grants Committee and Professor of Chemistry at Otago University, said in Wellington recently.

The range of costs in this country was from $420 per student at Victoria to $640 at Otago (on 1964 figures).

This compared with a study of 30 universities in Britain (excluding Oxford and Cambridge) where the figures ranged from $880 to $1780 per student in 1963-64.

Education was a form of national investment, Professor Parton said. New Zealand was investing in university and higher education, but it had been late in starting, and particularly late in providing the necessary buildings.

He compared the cost per student at Otago in 1027 of S132 with the cost in 1965 of S750. In 1927 one-third of the money came from the government and in 1965 between two-thirds and three-quarters.