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Mergers and Alliances in Higher Education

International Practice and Emerging Opportunities

Editors: Curaj, A., Georghiou, L., Harper, J.C., Polak, E.E. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of developments and experiences in higher education related to mergers and alliances over the last decade
  • Presents both national overviews and specific case studies written by senior academics closely involved
  • Identifies country and university specific success factors and barriers to their effectiveness in the long-run through a comparative analysis
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About this book

This volume casts light on mergers and alliances in higher education by examining developments of this type in different countries. It combines the direct experiences of those at the heart of such transformations, university leaders and senior officials responsible for higher education policy, with expert analysts of the systems concerned.

Higher education in Europe faces a series of major challenges. The economic crisis has accelerated expectations of an increased role in addressing economic and societal challenges while at the same time putting pressure on available finances. Broader trends such as shifting student demographics and expectations, globalisation and mobility and new ways of working with business have contributed to these increased pressures. In the light of these trends there have been moves, both from national or regional agencies and from individual institutions to respond by combining resources, either through collaborative arrangements or more fundamentally through mergers between two or more universities.

After an introductory chapter by the editors which establishes the context for mergers and alliances, the book falls into two main parts. Part 1 takes a national or regional perspective to give some sense of the historical context, the wider drivers and the importance of these developments in these cases. Included are both systemic accounts (for countries as France, Sweden, Romania, Russia, Wales and England), and specific cross-cutting in

itiatives including a major facility at Magurele in Romania and a Spanish programme for promoting international campuses of excellence. Part 2 is built from specific cases of universities, either in mergers or alliances, with examples from different countries (such as France, UK, Romania, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland). A concluding chapter by the editors assesses these experiences and indicates the implications and future needs for understanding in this domain.

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“‘Mergers and Allainces’ is painstakingly researched; an extensive list of relevant citations can be found at the conclusion of each chapter – most of which are relatively up-to-date … which lends credibility to the efficacy of the observations, conclusions and recommendations reached by the authors. … I found ‘Mergers and Alliances’ to be a veritable gold mine of information and insights into the inner workings of higher education on a global scale.” (Aaron W. Hughey, bgdailynews.com, July, 2015)


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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Mergers and Alliances in Context

    Georghiou, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Mergers and Alliances in France: Incentives, Success Factors and Obstacles

    Sursock, Andrée

    Pages 17-31

  • Mergers and Classifications in Romania: Opportunities and Obstacles

    Andreescu, Liviu (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Collaboration Between Universities in Sweden

    Ljungberg, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 57-79

  • Reorganising the Welsh University System

    Gummett, Philip

    Pages 81-103

Buy this book

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Hardcover 49,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37627-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mergers and Alliances in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
International Practice and Emerging Opportunities
Editors
  • Adrian Curaj
  • Luke Georghiou
  • Jennifer Casenga Harper
  • Eva Egron Polak
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13135-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13135-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13134-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37627-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 307
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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