The Evaluation Research of a University’s Education Investment Benefit Based on the DEA
|School||Harbin Engineering University|
|Keywords||Colleges and Universities Investment in education Investment returns Benefit Evaluation DEA|
With the development of market economy, the deepening of education reform and the accelerating industrialization process of higher education, colleges and universities as an important part of higher education, opening up for markets has become an inevitable trend. Competition would be introduced and the benefit would be considered, if the colleges and universities become market-oriented. The investment benefit level becomes the key to the healthy development of higher education, and also its evaluation research of the benefit becomes the new hot topic.Firstly, the thesis defines the meaning of higher education investment benefit and characteristics, and establishes the internal benefits system of higher education investment. Secondly, the thesis, combining the basic input and output status, analyzes the college education resource-using efficiency and relevant problems from the three aspects-- school personnel, finance, and material. For the actual situation of education activities, this thesis structures the higher education investment benefit evaluation index system based on the DEA approach. Then, the thesis briefly introduces the higher education evaluation model of investment benefit based on dynamic DEA, collects a university’s data according to the time series, and conducts empirical research investment benefit from 2001 to 2009. Finally, as for the existing problems, this thesis puts forward the improvement measures of a university’s education investment in order to improve the benefit of school personnel, financial, and material resources.Making scientific and rational evaluation of investment benefit in higher education and finding reasons for the low investment benefit, can not only help enhance the management capacity of universities themselves, but also can be conducive to use the educational resources effectively, reduce the cost of education, improve education outputs, and have the important theoretical and practical significance to make the evaluation research of colleges and universities’education investment benefit.