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National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context

Comparative Reflections on Poland and Norway


Edited By Marek Kwiek and Peter Maassen

This book addresses the following research questions: What are the main transformations in European higher education? How do these transformations affect the national higher education systems of Norway and Poland? How do European-level higher education policy processes affect national higher education policies in Norway and Poland, especially in the areas of funding and governance? Europe and the two countries are the units of analysis, with different authors choosing different research foci and different disciplinary approaches.


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Peter Lang Frankfurt am Main · Berlin · Bern · Bruxelles · new York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien Higher Education Research and Policy (HERP) · 2 Series editor Marek Kwiek, Center for Public Policy Studies and UneSCO Chair in Institutional research and Higher education Policy, University of Poznan, Poland Editorial Board Members Daniel C. Levy, Department of educational administration and Policy Studies, State University of new York, albany, USa Peter Maassen, Department of educational research, University of Oslo, norway Paul Temple, Centre for Higher education Studies (CHeS), Institute of education, University of London, London, United Kingdom Pavel Zgaga, Centre for educational Policy Studies (CePS), Faculty of education, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia the Higher Education Research and Policy (HerP) series is intended to present both research-oriented and policy-oriented studies of higher education systems in transition, especially from comparative international perspectives. Higher education systems worldwide are currently under multi-layered pressures to transform their funding and governance structures in rapidly changing environ- ments. the series intends to explore the impact of such wider social and economic processes as globalization, internationalization and europeanization on higher education institutions, and is focused on such issues as the changing relationships between the university and the state, the changing academic profession, changes in public funding and university governance, the emergent public/private dynamics in higher education, the consequences of educational expansion, education as public/private goods, and the impact of changing demographics on national systems. Its audience includes higher education researchers and higher education policy analysts, university managers and administrators, as well as national policymakers and...

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