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The Modernisation of European Universities

Cross-National Academic Perspectives


Edited By Marek Kwiek and Andrzej Kurkiewicz

The recent decade brought about new ways of thinking about universities. European-level educational policies became increasingly influential as the agenda of university reforms was viewed as part of greater Lisbon strategy reforms. National governments adopted the economic concept of the university consistently developed in subsequent official documents of the European Commission. The EU member states currently need to balance their educational policies between the requirements of policies promoted by the EU and the requirements of their national systems. Additionally, the national educational policies are under high pressure due to globalisation. European universities and European academics operate in the midst of these large-scale changes. Their interpretations of and their responses to what is termed «the modernisation agenda of European universities» are at the core of this volume.


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Dominik Antonowicz has a PhD in sociology and works as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland). He is a former Chevening scholar (Birmingham University), and Foundation for Polish Science scholar (Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, Twente University), and is a sociologist, higher education researcher and policy analyst. His research interests include public policy and higher edu- cation, internationalization in higher education, university governance and trans- formations in the academic profession. He served as an adviser to the Ombuds- men (dr Janusz Kochanowski) and a full-time adviser to the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland (prof. Barbara Kudrycka). He is currently a member of Committee for Evaluation of Research Units in Poland. Harry de Boer is a senior researcher and research coordinator at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, in the Netherlands. His research interests in the field of higher education studies concern governance and steering models, public policy analysis, institutional governance and management, and strategic planning and decision making. He has conducted many research and consultancy projects for national and international bodies such as the Dutch ministry, the German Research Foundation and the European Com- mission. He frequently publishes articles in the journals Higher Education, Euro- pean Journal of Education, Higher Education Research & Development, Public Administration, Leadership and Tertiary Education and Management, and over the years he has published many book chapters on the aforementioned topics. Maria Hulicka holds Ph.D. in...

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