The Development of Higher Education Research in Europe

25 Years of CHER

  • Barbara M. Kehm
  • Christine Musselin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Christine Musselin, Barbara M. Kehm
    Pages 1-5
  3. Barbara M. Kehm, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 25-33
  4. Barbara M. Kehm
    Pages 35-41
  5. Alberto Amaral, António Magalhães
    Pages 43-59
  6. Don F. Westerheijden, Anna Kozinska
    Pages 61-67
  7. Peter Maassen, Attila Pausits
    Pages 69-86
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 123-137

About this book


Though the book is a contribution to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), it is not just about the history of the organisation as such. The contributions provide an account of the emergence of higher education as a field of study and research in Europe, its institutionalisation, and its relationships to higher education policy and practice. Furthermore, higher education research in Europe is contrasted to and contextualised by the example of higher education research and scholarship in Australia. The book is useful as an account about the emergence and development of higher education research as a field of study and research in Europe. It will be an interesting and insightful read for all scholars and young researchers wanting to know about higher education research but also for scholars in fields like history of science, disciplinary differentiation, institutionalisation of fields of knowledge and research.


Australia Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) Europe higher education policy and practice. Higher education research

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara M. Kehm
    • 1
  • Christine Musselin
    • 2
  1. 1.International Centre for Higher Education ResearchKassel UniversityGermany
  2. 2.CNRS/CSOParisFrance

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