Speaking of the conditions of University dormitories.

  • When it comes to the conditions of University dormitories, we can think in conjunction with the idea that foreign students enjoy superior accommodation conditions. Let's make a policy deduction.

    (Premise: It's just a hypothetical social situation. It doesn't mean that I think we should do that.)

    Everyone who has attended universities abroad knows that foreign universities do not provide cheap accommodation except freshmen. One of the important factors preventing ordinary families from sending high-achievers to college is the high tuition fees, as well as the cost of accommodation and living. In London, accommodation plus living is almost half the cost of tuition. Even considering price and income factors, the combined income of the average British family is half a year to a year.
    However, in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and other places, the cost of living can be cut down immediately; in medium-sized cities such as Bristol and Leeds, there are too many college students, and a sign of the city is "more young people, lower cost of living". (Although still far less attractive than London...)

    So, for example, if our university does not provide dormitories, or if the market price provides dormitories that are comparable to the general rent (the same as foreign students), what will happen? My guess is:

    It's certain that many families can't afford to rent a house in Haidian, Beijing or Yangpu, Shanghai. The attraction of Qingbeifu to students of humble families or children of ordinary families in small places may have to be discounted. Minhang school or become the biggest winner...?[二哈][doge])
    Then, some medium-sized cities and second-tier provincial capitals are likely to develop into University towns, attracting high-quality students. The provincial capitals are rich in political resources, with land and the ability to study in new campuses or become the biggest winners. Jilin University and Sichuan University laughed but did not speak, and the University of Science and Technology ushered in spring.
    School scores outside Beijing's top 10 may fall sharply. Famous schools in the western region may rise unexpectedly. If the number of students in these schools rises and the quality of human resources rises, they may attract more investment and develop regional economy. (But given the gap between urban and rural areas and the congenital shortage of small cities, American "village universities" may not be able to develop.)

    However, some ordinary families choose to give up some living conditions and let their children go to big cities to go to college. If there is no planning of schools and municipalities, it can be imagined that there will be inexpensive accommodation, and there will be greater management pressure. How to ensure safety? Will it be disguised and distorted? After all, for most Chinese College students, they were not prepared to accept the social hammer when they went to college.
    What's more, do students living in cheap dormitories and students living in ordinary dormitories and renting houses play together? Through compulsory education, social buildings that strive to erase (although not unequal) social, regional and urban-rural disparities will collapse at this stage.
    Of course, there is still hope to bridge the gap after four years of hard study, but no one knows what consequences this will have on students and education. Sociological surveys such as "Undergraduates'Understanding of the Gap between the Rich and the Poor" may be needed to reveal it.

    It's not necessarily right to think about this for a while. What do you think?

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