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Higher Education Reform: Looking Back – Looking Forward

Second Revised Edition


Edited By Pavel Zgaga, Ulrich Teichler, Hans G. Schuetze and Andrä Wolter

The central focus of this book is the concept of higher education reform in the light of an international and global comparative perspective. After decades of far-reaching reform, higher education around the world has profoundly changed and now has to face the challenges of the present. This volume takes a close look at these changes, the drivers of change, their effects and possible future scenarios. In their contributions the authors discuss a variety of basic concepts: learning and teaching in higher education; financing and quality assurance; governance change; massification vs. equity and equality; internationalization and mobility, the implementation of lifelong structures in higher education.
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About the editors


Pavel Zgaga is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Director of its Centre for Education Policy Studies (CEPS).

Ulrich Teichler is Professor at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER), University of Kassel, Germany, where he served as Director for 16 years.

Hans G. Schuetze is professor emeritus of Higher Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, and research associate and former director at UBC’s Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training.

Andrä Wolter is Professor for Higher Education Research, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

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