Higher Education Dynamics

The Research Mission of Higher Education Institutions outside the University Sector

Striving for Differentiation

Editors: Kyvik, Svein, Lepori, Benedetto (Eds.)

  • First cross-national study on the research mission of higher education institutions outside the university sector
  • Provides an overview of the state-of-the-art research in these institutions
  • Much needed book that assesses the challenges and opportunities for these colleges
  • Provides key information that will aid the development of these institutions
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About this book

The European Union’s Lisbon strategy, which aims to make the region the most competitive and dynamic knowledge economy in the world, has given a much higher profile to tertiary education institutions outside the traditional university sector in a number of member states. With the EU looking to maximize these colleges’ contribution to the Union’s development, their role is now very much on the political agenda. Yet there is a dearth of information about the extent of research in this sector, on research conditions and research capability, and on the results of this activity. This book sets out to fill this gap. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the state of the art of research in these institutions through focusing on eight selected European countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. The text shows that while more and more of these ‘technical colleges’, ‘polytechnics’ and their equivalents have been given government funding for research, as higher education institutions outside the university sector they are faced with many challenges in their efforts to develop this aspect of their academic brief. Their growing research arms have led to more complex interactions with universities, both in differential terms—a specific research mandate oriented towards the regional economy and the quality of teaching and professional practice—and convergence, as the research moves towards fulfilling traditional academic standards. The book’s four sections introduce the sector in general, along with some of the key issues facing it; set out some of the transnational aspects of the sector’s research mission; detail the state of the art in each of the EU countries covered; and assess the challenges and opportunities that these colleges may encounter in the future. Aimed at scholars and policymakers alike, this much-needed addition to the literature provides key information that will aid the development of a group of education institutions seen as full of potential for the future.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Research in Higher Education Institutions Outside the University Sector

    Kyvik, Svein (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • The Regional Relevance of Research in Universities of Applied Sciences

    Jongbloed, Ben

    Pages 25-44

  • The Relevance of Research for the Improvement of Education and Professional Practice

    Heggen, Kristin (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Funding for Which Mission? Changes and Ambiguities in the Funding of Universities of Applied Sciences and Their Research Activities

    Lepori, Benedetto

    Pages 61-76

  • Transforming Academic Practice: Human Resource Challenges

    Hazelkorn, Ellen (et al.)

    Pages 77-93

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9244-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9243-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3266-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Research Mission of Higher Education Institutions outside the University Sector
Book Subtitle
Striving for Differentiation
Editors
  • Svein Kyvik
  • Benedetto Lepori
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9244-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9244-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9243-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3266-7
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
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