Higher Education Networks, Associations, and Organizations in Europe

  • Laura E. Rumbley
  • Irina FerenczEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_281-1

Synonyms

Definition

Organizations connected to the work of the higher education sector at national, regional, and international levels.

Around the world, the higher education enterprise can be understood to operate in an “ecosystem” of sorts, consisting not only of higher education institutions but also a wide range of networks, associations, and organizations connected to the work of the higher education sector at national, regional, and international levels. Several categories of relevant actors stand out in this discussion, including national-level agencies and associations, regional organizations, and higher education consortia and networks.

Europe’s landscape of such actors is extensive and diverse. This comes as a result of powerful forces of regional integration in the post-World War II era within the framework of what is today the European Union (EU) or the Nordic Council of Ministers, among other such...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.Academic Cooperation AssociationBrusselsBelgium

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans de Wit
    • 1
  • Laura E. Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.