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The British Ministry of Education has published a White Paper which aims to formalize and promote the university system reform which comes into force next year. Among the most significant and contested news, the introduction of competition between universities to win the best students. Until now, in fact, British universities had to comply to a limit set by the Government to recruit new members. With the reform, however, this limit will not be considered for students in the higher range of merit. The measure should force universities to increase the competition for a slice of young people representing over 20% of new members who perhaps even benefit from scholarships. For critics, however, the measure will only widen the gap between top universities and the others, that increased fees to make up for funding cuts. These colleges will have to give up students with high grades but with low economic possibilities who have not found a place in the universities of excellence.