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Resilient Universities

Confronting Changes in a Challenging World

Edited By Jan Erik Karlsen and Rosalind Pritchard

Resilience is ostensibly acknowledged as a cross-disciplinary issue, yet resilience analysis has seldom been applied to the understanding of universities and the academic world. The contributions to this volume aim to fill this gap through the presentation of both theoretical and empirical studies.
The book’s title reflects the desire to extend the debate in new directions and to assemble a fresh set of models and tools for thinking about resilient universities. Bringing together a range of experts in the field, this collection marks a novel departure within the social sciences and is intended to act as a first step towards establishing a holistic approach to future university governance and adaptation.
Today’s European universities are confronted by profound changes. This book constitutes an accessibly written, polemical and bold exploration of how current crises facing higher education institutions could be more effectively addressed by institutional resilience and new forms of adaptive, future oriented governance.


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ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities AUA Association of University Administrators BIS Department for Business, Innovation and Skills CAM(s) Collaborations, Alliances and Merger CARO Cambridge Alumni Relations Of fice CUC Committee of University Chairs CUDO Cambridge University Development Of fice EHEA European Higher Education Area EIE Education Industry in Europe ERA European Research Area ETH Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETTO Ef ficiency Thoroughness Trade Of f EU European Union FE Further Education FEI Further Education Institution HE Higher Education HEA Higher Education Authority of Ireland HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England HEI Higher Education Institution (see also university below) HESA Higher Education Statistics Agency HUMANE Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe xvi List of Abbreviations IESE Business School Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa IOT Institute of Technology ITT Institute of Technology Tralee JISC Joint Information Systems Committee JNCHES Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staf f KE Knowledge Exchange LFHE Leadership Foundation for Higher Education LIT Limerick Institute of Technology LMU London Metropolitan University MIC Mary Immaculate College of Education MTU Munster Technological University OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OFFA Of fice for Fair Access PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres QAA Quality Assurance Agency RPE Research Prioritization Exercise SFC Scottish Funding Council SIF Strategic Innovation Fund STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics TGE Transnational Giving Europe TI Tipperary Institute TRAC Transparency Approach to Costing TU Technological University UCAS Universities and Colleges Admissions Service UCEA Universities and Colleges Employers Association UCU University...

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