Cross-National Academic Perspectives
Notes on Editors
Andrzej Kurkiewicz is a Deputy Director of the Department of Strategy at the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He is an assistant professor in the Institute of Public Affairs at the Jagiellonian University and holds a PhD from this university. He specializes in public sector management. His major are- as of research interest include project management, security management, and social policy with particular emphasis on educational policy. He has been a Polish delegate to a number of expert panels and working groups of the Europe- an Commission, such as Directors General for Higher Education (DGHE) meet- ings and the Working Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education. Marek Kwiek is a full Professor and Founding Director (2002) of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Poznan University, Poland. His research interests include university governance, globalization and education, supranational and European educational policies, welfare state and public sector reforms, the ac- ademic profession, and academic entrepreneurialism. He has published about 100 papers and 10 books, most recently The University and the State: A Study into Global Transformation (2006); University Transformations. Institutional Change and Educational Policies in Europe (2010, in Polish); and the forth- coming Knowledge Production in European Universities: States, Markets, and Academic Entrepreneurship. Also, he is a higher education policy expert to the European Commission (EC), USAID, OECD, the World Bank, UNESCO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, and UNDP in twelve transition countries. Apart from about 20 international higher education policy projects, he has participat- ed in about...
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