A political and financial change in the education sector has
left many are fearing the closing of some universities due to declining
government grants, limits on undergraduate numbers, increasing student fees and
cuts in public funding. 58% of the university leaders asked expressed their
worry for the falling demand for undergraduate courses whilst 90% were
concerned about the declining postgraduate students. Some respondents even went
as far to say that 20 to 30 universities (or equivalent) could become unviable
within the next few years.