Higher Education Dynamics

Non-University Higher Education in Europe

Editors: Taylor, J.S., Brites Ferreira, J., de Lourdes Machado, M., Santiago, R. (Eds.)

  • Only book of its type addressing the non-university sector in ten European countries
  • Timely international comparative approach from noted European scholars
  • Influence of New Public Management on the European non-university sector
  • Challenges faced vis-à-vis the Bologna Process
  • Steering, governance and management of European non-university higher education
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This book represents the first-of-its-kind comprehensive discussion of the non-university higher education sector in Europe. Higher education throughout the world is facing rapid change. Despite the enormous attention devoted to that reality, this volume fills an important void. It describes and offers critical comparisons between the systems in 10 European countries. The book brings together the thinking of leading scholars on the non-university sectors in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, with a chapter devoted to each country. National case studies are presented for the non-university sector in these countries that address issues such as historical developments, policy changes, governance structures, levels of institutional autonomy and future trends. The editors offer a critical comparative analysis of the systems in these countries followed by a probing look into the future of the non-university sector in Europe. The book is essential reading for those who want a comprehensive, timely and in-depth understanding of the European non-university sector. It will be informative to anyone involved in system or institutional governance, as well as those pursuing research. It should be a reference in every institutional library.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The End of Alternatives to Universities or New Opportunities?

    Teichler, Ulrich

    Pages 1-13

  • The Role of the Non-University Sector in Austrian Higher Education

    Hackl, Elsa

    Pages 15-41

  • Questioning the Binary Divide: Non-University Higher Education in Flanders (Belgium)

    Verhoeven, Jef C.

    Pages 43-75

  • Polytechnics in Finnish Higher Education

    Välimaa, Jussi (et al.)

    Pages 77-98

  • German Fachhochschulen: Towards the End of a Success Story?

    Klumpp, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 99-122

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8335-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8334-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7847-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-University Higher Education in Europe
Editors
  • James S. Taylor
  • José Brites Ferreira
  • Maria de Lourdes Machado
  • Rui Santiago
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8335-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8335-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8334-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7847-6
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 262
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