The Changing Governance of Higher Education and Research

Multilevel Perspectives

  • Dorothea Jansen
  • Insa Pruisken

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Changing the Governance of PhD – Education: Effects on Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Birgit Pferdmenges, Kerstin Pull, Uschi Backes-Gellner
      Pages 15-27
    3. Andrea Kottmann
      Pages 29-58
  3. Changing the Governance of Science Systems and Effects on Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Dorothea Jansen, Regina von Görtz, Richard Heidler
      Pages 117-141
  4. Europeanising Research and Research Funding

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-279

About this book


This book analyses and describes the effects of the reforms of the European science systems on research. Taking the multilevel governance of the science system into account, the authors describe the effects of the reforms on different aspects: research collaborations and research lines, PhD education, performance profiles, research funding and legal aspects. The first part of the book deals with “PhD education” from an economic perspective. How successful are Research Training Groups and is heterogeneity really a factor of success? What kind of PhD education leads to success? The second part focuses on the interactions of governance and research. How do changes at the national and organisational level influence research cooperation, research lines and research performance? The third part reflects the Europeanisation and Internationalisation of research and research funding. To what extent are research collaborations becoming international? How is the role of European funding agencies changing?


European science systems Multilevel governance of the science system PhD education Research collaborations Research funding Research lines

Editors and affiliations

  • Dorothea Jansen
    • 1
  • Insa Pruisken
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Sociology of OrganisationGerman University of Administrative SciencesSpeyerGermany
  2. 2.Chemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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