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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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Germán Álvarez Mendiola studied sociology (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and education (Centre for Advanced Research and Studies). He works for the Department of Educational Research at the Centre for Advanced Research and Studies in Mexico City. In 2014–2015 he was an invited scholar at Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada). He is member of the Editorial Board and Coordinator of the book collection Biblioteca de la Educación Superior (Library of Higher Education) of National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education in Mexico. He has written on higher education policies and organizational change; private higher education; and lifelong learning policies. Currently, he is engaged in economic sociology applied to higher education.


William (“Bill”) Bruneau was educated at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto. He was a member of faculty at University of British Columbia (UBC) from 1971 to 2003. As historian, Bill has specialized in the fields of university politics and history. His publications have emphasized matters of governance, academic freedom, and the public interest. Among them are a volume co-authored with D.C. Savage, Counting Out the Scholars: The Case Against Performance Indicators in Higher Education (2002), along with a co-edited book (with Hans Schuetze and Garnet Grosjean), University Governance and Reform: Policy, Fads and Experience in International Perspective (2012). He is presently co-editing a volume in the Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell...

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