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Reform of Higher Education in Europe

Enders, J., de Boer, H.F., Westerheijden, D.F. (Eds.)

2011, V, 191p.


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The volume ‘Reform of Higher Education in Europe’ is published in celebration of CHEPS’ 25th anniversary. All contributors to this book are working at CHEPS, and bring their extensive knowledge of the deep-seated reforms and changes to the field of higher education and research over the last 25 years. The chapters are each devoted to a detailed policy analysis deeply rooted in CHEPS’ quarter-century programme of theoretical and empirical research. Some contributions cover key themes of concern since CHEPS’ early years, including state-university relationships, quality assurance and funding. Other contributions cover more contemporary higher education policy issues, including European reform initiatives (innovation, the Bologna Process, doctoral training and the Erasmus programme) and debates around higher education institutions’ evolving functions, including the university’s third mission and the research function of universities of applied sciences. What unifies all chapters is their recognition that policy success is dependent on smart implementation grounded in a comprehensive understanding of highly complex policy processes. The book as a whole offers clear descriptions and analyses of how policy processes are implemented through co-ordinated institutional and stakeholder interventions. This volume seeks to enhance academic and policy-maker understanding of Europe’s evolving higher education system as it emerges as a cornerstone of the contemporary knowledge society.

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Table of contents 

1. Reform of Higher Education in Europe;2. European Degree Structure and National Reform: Constitutive Dynamics of the Bologna Process;3. Reform of Doctoral Training in Europe: A Silent Revolution?;4. The Effect of the ERASMUS Programme on European Higher Education: The Visible Hand of Europe;5. Responding to the EU Innovation Strategy: The Need For Institutional Profiling in European Higher Education and Research;6. The Rise of the University’s Third Mission;7. Transformation or Systems Convergence?: The Research Profile of Universities of Applied Sciences in Europe;8. Understanding the Limits to Higher Education Policy Networks;9. The Strategic Responses of English and Dutch University Life Scientists to the Changes in their Institutional Environments;10. Old Wine in New Skins: The Long Evolution of Supervisory Boards in Dutch Higher Education;11. Funding Through Contracts: European and Institutional Perspectives

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