Effects of Higher Education Reforms

Change Dynamics

  • Martina Vukasović
  • Peter Maassen
  • Monika Nerland
  • Bjørn Stensaker
  • Rómulo Pinheiro
  • Agnete Vabø

Part of the Higher Education Research in the 21st Century Series book series (CHER, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
    1. Peter Maassen, Monika Nerland, Rómulo Pinheiro, Bjørn Stensaker, Agnete Vabø, Martina Vukasović
      Pages 1-17
  2. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Marina Elias Andreu, Josep Maria Masjuan Codina, Albert Sanchez Gelabert
      Pages 21-42
    3. Marc Kaulisch, Kalle Hauss
      Pages 43-58
    4. Torill Strand, Karen Jensen
      Pages 59-76
  3. Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Meng-Hsuan Chou
      Pages 79-95
    3. Emilia Primeri, Emanuela Reale
      Pages 97-117
  4. Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Ray Franke, William Purdy
      Pages 153-184
  5. Academic Profession

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Michele Rostan
      Pages 239-258
    3. Laura E. Padilla-González, Amy Scott Metcalfe, Jesus F. Galaz-Fontes, Donald Fisher, Iain Snee
      Pages 259-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-311

About this book


Higher education is in transition. On the one hand, over the last decades it has become politically and economically more important and thus also an object of reforms. On the other hand, higher education has become less special and is no longer able to justify its unique governance arrangements. This volume presents a collection of contributions that go beyond reform agendas as such and focus on the effects of reforms at all relevant levels in higher education systems. It is organised in four themes – education, research, governance, and academic profession – with a variety of levels of analysis, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches and geographical foci. The topics in focus include the possible impact of latest national and European initiatives, changes in the primary processes (education and research) on the levels of institutions, professions and for individuals as well as higher education dynamics in contexts often overlooked in the literature (e.g. Africa). The aim is to ‘take stock’ of the growing knowledge basis with respect to higher education with a special focus on the influence of reforms on the key aspects of higher education.


educational reform higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Martina Vukasović
    • 1
  • Peter Maassen
    • 2
  • Monika Nerland
    • 3
  • Bjørn Stensaker
    • 4
  • Rómulo Pinheiro
    • 5
  • Agnete Vabø
    • 6
  1. 1.University of OsloNorway
  2. 2.University of OsloNorway
  3. 3.University of OsloNorway
  4. 4.University of OsloNorway
  5. 5.Centre for Advanced Studies in Regional Innovation SystemsUniversity of Oslo & AgderforskningNorway
  6. 6.Nordic Institute for Studies in InnovationOsloNorway

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