© 1999

From the Eye of the Storm

Higher Education’s Changing Institution

  • Ben Jongbloed
  • Peter Maassen
  • Guy Neave

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Maassen, Guy Neave, Ben Jongbloed
    Pages 1-11
  3. Don F. Westerheijden, Karen Sorensen
    Pages 13-38
  4. Egbert De Weert, Lieteke Van Vucht Tijssen
    Pages 39-63
  5. Marijk Van Der Wende, Eric Beerkens, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 65-93
  6. Ineke Jenniskens, Christopher Morphew
    Pages 95-120
  7. Jeroen Huisman, Lynn Meek
    Pages 121-140
  8. Ben Jongbloed, Han Van Der Knoop
    Pages 141-164
  9. Hans J. J. Vossensteyn, Ian R. Dobson
    Pages 189-210
  10. Harry De Boer, Bas Denters
    Pages 211-233
  11. Jeroen Bartelse, Leo Goedegebuure
    Pages 235-261
  12. Oscar Van Heffen, Jef Verhoeven, Kurt De Wit
    Pages 263-293
  13. Peter Maassen, Åse Gornitzka
    Pages 295-316

About this book


In order to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary - the third lustrum - of our Center, we at CHEPS decided to collectively write a book on the issue of how higher education institutions deal with the demand for change. Institutional change is without any doubt one of the burning issues for researchers in higher education and policy studies in general, but even more so for administrators at the institutional level (institutional leadership, deans) and planners of higher education in public life (government agencies, intermediary organisations, international organisations). Whereas the lustrumbook we wrote for our second lustrum concentrated on comparative policy studies, many of them focusing on comparisons between different national higher education systems, this time the object of our analyses is the institution itself. Today's higher education institutions are faced by demands from a multitude of actors - from inside the institution (students, staff) as well as from the institution's environment (governments, employers, research councils, sponsors). These demands require changes in policy, practice, systems, and culture. The ways in which institutions respond to these demands and how their behaviour may be understood and predicted is the challenge tackled by the authors of this volume, each from their own perspective and each looking at different aspects of the educational organisation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Jongbloed
    • 1
  • Peter Maassen
    • 1
  • Guy Neave
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS)University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.International Association of Universities (IAU)ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title From the Eye of the Storm
  • Book Subtitle Higher Education’s Changing Institution
  • Editors B.W. Jongbloed
    P.A. Maassen
    G. Neave
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6065-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5355-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9263-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
    Administration, Organization and Leadership
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`This book describes and catalogues changes which have taken place, rather then critiquing them. It aims at an impartial stance, which is in contrast with many books in this area. It makes a valuable contribution to the discourse of change in higher education and gives food for thought to the many who are interested in such change.'
David Crowter in Prometheus, The Journal of Issues in Technological Change, Innovation, Information, Economics, Communications and Science Policy, 21:3