Transforming Higher Education

A Comparative Study (2nd edition)

  • Maurice Kogan
  • Mary Henkel
  • Marianne Bauer
  • Ivar Bleiklie

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Themes, Concepts And Methods

    1. Ivar Bleiklie, Maurice Kogan
      Pages 3-22
  3. History, Policy And Structure

    1. Maurice Kogan, Marianne Bauer
      Pages 25-38
    2. Ivar Bleiklie
      Pages 39-67
    3. Maurice Kogan, Susan Marton
      Pages 69-84
    4. Mary Henkel, Berit Askling
      Pages 85-100
  4. Academics In A Context Of Policy And System Change

    1. Roar Høstaker
      Pages 103-126
    2. Mary Henkel, Agnete Vabø
      Pages 127-159
  5. Conclusions

    1. Marianne Bauer, Ivar Bleiklie, Maurice Kogan, Mary Henkel
      Pages 163-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-202

About this book


This book carries forward the findings of an international research project, first published in 2000, on the radical higher education reforms introduced since the 1970s. It is based upon documents, statistics and extensive interviews with politicians, institutional leaders and academics from a range of institutions and disciplines in three countries. It is one of only a handful of contemporary comparative studies that combine strong empirical research with theoretical analysis developed within a thematic rather than a country based framework.

Drawing together the implications of studies of Sweden, Norway and England in a set of comparative analyses, the authors assess the reforms of the higher education systems on three distinct levels, the state, the institution and the individual. They examine change in government policy, in the leadership and management of higher education institutions and the impact on academic identities and the academic profession.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maurice Kogan
    • 1
  • Mary Henkel
    • 1
  • Marianne Bauer
    • 2
  • Ivar Bleiklie
    • 3
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK
  2. 2.Göteborg UniversitySweden
  3. 3.University of BergenNorway

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