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Higher Education Reform: Looking Back – Looking Forward

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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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The central focus of this monograph 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.

“Higher Education Reform provides a useful and current discussion of both global trends and case studies of change in higher education – a timely addition to the literature.”

Philip Altbach, Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College

“Higher Education Reform is a fine example of critical and creative thinking about higher education. It has much to offer to scholars, policy makers and university leaders.”

Simon Marginson, Director of the ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education and Professor of International Higher Education at University College London

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