The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of a Survey in Twelve Countries

Editors: Teichler, Ulrich, Höhle, Ester Ava (Eds.)

  • Provides unique information based on the views and activities of the key factors within higher education
  • An in-depth account of the actual variety and similarity of higher education across European countries
  • The best available information about conditions, views and activities in different stages of the academic career
  • The only representative survey across Europe about the academic profession at universities and other higher education institutions
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This book presents the analysis of the representative survey about the academic profession in twelve European countries. Higher education in Europe has experienced a substantial change in recent years: Expansion progresses further, the expectation to deliver useful contributions of knowledge to the “knowledge society” is on the rise, and efforts to steer academic work through external forces and strong international management are more widespread than ever. Representative surveys of the academic profession in twelve European countries show how professors and junior staff at universities and other institutions of higher education view the role of higher education in society and their professional situation and how they actually shape their professional tasks. Academics differ across Europe substantially in their employment and working conditions, their views and their activities. Most of them favour the preservation of a close link between teaching and research and feel responsible for both theory and practice. Most consider efforts to enhance academic quality and social relevance as compatible. The overall satisfaction with their professional situation is rather high.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Academic Profession in 12 European Countries – The Approach of the Comparative Study

    Teichler, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Academic Career Paths

    Ates, Gülay (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Academic Work, Working Conditions and Job Satisfaction

    Kwiek, Marek (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Gender Differences and Inequalities in Academia: Findings in Europe

    Goastellec, Gaële (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • The Teaching Function of the Academic Profession

    Höhle, Ester Ava (et al.)

    Pages 79-108

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9628-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of a Survey in Twelve Countries
Editors
  • Ulrich Teichler
  • Ester Ava Höhle
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5977-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5977-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5976-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9628-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
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