Governing Higher Education: National Perspectives on Institutional Governance

  • Alberto Amaral
  • Glen A. Jones
  • Berit Karseth

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Harry de Boer
    Pages 43-61
  3. Christine Musselin, Stéphanie Mignot-Gérard
    Pages 63-85
  4. Elaine El-Khawas
    Pages 261-278
  5. Alberto Amaral, Glen A. Jones, Berit Karseth
    Pages 279-298
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-299

About this book

Introduction

Over the last decades higher education has gone through an unprecedented growth period, and as a result the average university or college has now more students and a larger output than ever before. At the same time, the socio-economic and political demands with respect to higher education have grown dramatically. These developments have taken place without a proportional increase of the budgets and facilities of the higher education institutions. This has created an imbalance between the expectations with respect to higher education and the institutional capacities in the sector. One of the underlying trends is that the traditional pact between higher education and society has become problematic. Society no longer accepts the rather special and protected position that universities have had for a very long time in our societies. The knowledge-based social and cultural missions of higher education institutions are no longer taken for granted as the main legitimacy bases for public investments in higher education. Universities and colleges are at present expected to function efficiently, to contribute to sustainable economic growth at various levels, and to add to national and even supranational trade balances. On top of this they have to prove that they maintain a high level of quality in their primary activities, i. e. teaching, research and services, while adapting and responding to the expectations expressed so vehemently in their environments, and to a decreasing per capita funding basis.

Keywords

Change Institution Nation education integration management organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Amaral
    • 1
  • Glen A. Jones
    • 2
  • Berit Karseth
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Higher Education Policy StudiesMatosinhosPortugal
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.University of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9946-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6200-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9946-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0378
  • About this book