Global Challenges, National Initiatives, and Institutional Responses

The Transformation of Higher Education

  • Cláudia Sarrico
  • Pedro Teixeira
  • António Magalhães
  • Amélia Veiga
  • Maria João Rosa
  • Teresa Carvalho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Setting the Stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pedro Teixeira, Cláudia Sarrico, António Magalhães, Amélia Veiga, Maria João Rosa, Teresa Carvalho
      Pages 3-13
  3. How Do Governance Regimes Steer Higher Education Institutions?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Olivier Bégin-Caouette
      Pages 29-53
    3. Rui Santiago, Teresa Carvalho
      Pages 55-76
  4. How are Institutions Managing Their Quality and Performance?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Cort-Denis Hachmeister, Sindy Duong, Isabel Roessler
      Pages 79-97
    3. Renze Kolster, Frans Kaiser
      Pages 99-117
    4. Maria J. Manatos, Cláudia S. Sarrico, Maria J. Rosa
      Pages 143-158
  5. How are Higher Education Professionals and Students Responding to the Transformations?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Lucio Morettini, Emilia Primeri, Emanuela Reale, Antonio Zinilli
      Pages 205-236
    3. Silke Preymann, Stefanie Sterrer, Barbara Ehrenstorfer, Martina Gaisch, Regina Aichinger
      Pages 237-236
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


In this book we aim to discuss and reflect on how HEIs are coping with the demands placed on them and how the various dimensions of change are intertwined.  In particular, we aim to discuss the following questions:

How do governance regimes steer higher education institutions? This part of the book focuses its attention on how higher education and research institutions operate under different governance regimes at international, regional and national levels, and how that context shapes governance and management arrangements at institutional level.
How are institutions managing their quality and performance? This part deals with the systems institutions are developing to manage their quality and their wider performance to cope with the internal and external forces pressing them to constantly improve their levels of quality and wider performance in teaching, research and third mission.
How are higher education professionals responding to the transformations? This part is devoted to investigate the ways academic and non-academic professionals working in higher education and research institutions respond to the transformations occurring in their organisations, and changes in practices and functions performed by those working in higher education. It also explores the implication of higher education transformations on students.


Higher Education Global Changes National Policies Institutional Change Performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Cláudia Sarrico
    • 1
  • Pedro Teixeira
    • 2
  • António Magalhães
    • 3
  • Amélia Veiga
    • 4
  • Maria João Rosa
    • 5
  • Teresa Carvalho
    • 6
  1. 1.University of PortoPortugal
  2. 2.University of PortoPortugal
  3. 3.University of PortoPortugal
  4. 4.University of PortoPortugal
  5. 5.University of PortoPortugal
  6. 6.University of PortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-675-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking