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National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context

Comparative Reflections on Poland and Norway

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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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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 academic profession, and academic entrepreneurialism. He has published about 100 papers and 10 books, most recently three monographs The University and the State: A Study into Global Transformation (2006); University Transformations. Institutional Change and Educational Policies in Europe (2010, in Polish); and Knowledge Production in European Universities: States, Markets, and Academic Entrepreneurship. He also co-edited The Modernisation of European Universities. Cross-National Academic Perspectives (2012). 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 participated in about 20 international comparative research projects, funded by the European Commission, European Science Foundation (ESF) and other international foundations. Most recently, he has been a partner in EUEREK: European Universities for Entrepreneurship (2004-2007, EC); GOODUEP: Good Practices in University – Enterprises Partnerships (2007-2009, EC); and EUROAC: The Academic Profession in Europe (2009-2012, ESF); as well as the coordinator of a Polish MAESTRO Program for International Comparative Research in Higher Education (2012-2017). He serves as an editorial board member for the Higher Education Quarterly, European Educational Research Journal, and European Journal of Higher Education, and is a general editor of a book series HERP:...

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