Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Internationalization of Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Irina Ferencz
      Pages 27-41 Open Access
    3. Janine Wulz, Florian Rainer
      Pages 43-58 Open Access
    4. Jos Beelen, Elspeth Jones
      Pages 59-72 Open Access
    5. Jason Sparks, Adil Ashirbekov, Aisi Li, Lynne Parmenter, Zakir Jumakulov, Aida Sagintayeva
      Pages 109-126 Open Access
    6. Hans de Wit, Miri Yemini, Randall Martin
      Pages 127-143 Open Access
  3. Higher Education Financing and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Enora Bennetot Pruvot, Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik, Thomas Estermann
      Pages 153-168 Open Access
    3. Ernő Keszei, Frigyes Hausz, Attila Fonyó, Béla Kardon
      Pages 169-184 Open Access
    4. Lazăr Vlăsceanu, Marian-Gabriel Hâncean
      Pages 185-203 Open Access
  4. Excellence and Diversification of Higher Education Institutions’ Missions

  5. Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Manja Klemenčič, Paul Ashwin
      Pages 315-324 Open Access
    3. Paul Ashwin, Debbie McVitty
      Pages 343-359 Open Access
    4. Manja Klemenčič, Igor Chirikov
      Pages 361-379 Open Access
    5. Bernadette Charlier, Laurent Cosnefroy, Annie Jézégou, Geneviève Lameul
      Pages 381-398 Open Access
    6. Hamish Coates
      Pages 399-413 Open Access
    7. Dan Florin Stănescu, Elena-Mădălina Iorga, José González Monteagudo, Maria Francesca Freda
      Pages 415-430 Open Access
  6. Social Dimension and Equity of Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Florian Kaiser, Aengus Ó. Maoláin, Līva Vikmane
      Pages 449-466 Open Access
    3. Daniela Alexe, Cezar Mihai Hâj, Bogdan Murgescu
      Pages 501-519 Open Access
    4. Diana-Maria Cismaru, Cristina Fiţ, Delia Gologan
      Pages 521-538 Open Access
  7. Education, Research and Innovation

  8. Quality Assurance

About this book


Bridging the gap between higher education research and policy making was always a challenge, but the recent calls for more evidence-based policies have opened a window of unprecedented opportunity for researchers to bring more contributions to shaping the future of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Encouraged by the success of the 2011 first edition, Romania and Armenia have organised a 2nd edition of the Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference (FOHE-BPRC) in November 2014, with the support of the Italian Presidency of the European Union and as part of the official EHEA agenda. Reuniting over 170 researchers from more than 30 countries, the event was a forum to debate the trends and challenges faced by higher education today and look at the future of European cooperation in higher education. The research volumes offer unique insights regarding the state of affairs of European higher education and research, as well as forward-looking policy proposals. More than 50 articles focus on essential themes in higher education: Internationalization of higher education; Financing and governance; Excellence and the diversification of missions; Teaching, learning and student engagement; Equity and the social dimension of higher education; Education, research and innovation; Quality assurance, The impacts of the Bologna Process on the EHEA and beyond and Evidence-based policies in higher education. "The Bologna process was launched at a time of great optimism about the future of the European project – to which, of course, the reform of higher education across the continent has made a major contribution. Today, for the present, that optimism has faded as economic troubles have accumulated in the Euro-zone, political tensions have been increased on issues such as immigration and armed conflict has broken out in Ukraine. There is clearly a risk that, against this troubled background, the Bologna process itself may falter. There are already signs that it has been downgraded in some countries with evidence of political withdrawal. All the more reason for the voice of higher education researchers to be heard. Since the first conference they have established themselves as powerful stakeholders in the development of the EHEA, who are helping to maintain the momentum of the Bologna process. Their pivotal role has been strengthened by the second Bucharest conference." Peter Scott, Institute of Education, London (General Rapporteur of the FOHE-BPRC first edition)


Bologna Process Diversification of Higher Education EHEA Education, research and innovation European Education Policies European Higher Education Area Evidence-based policies in Higher Education FOHE-BPRC2 Higher Education Financing and Governance Internalization of Higher Education Social dimensions and equity of higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Curaj
    • 1
  • Liviu Matei
    • 2
  • Remus Pricopie
    • 3
  • Jamil Salmi
    • 4
  • Peter Scott
    • 5
  1. 1.UEFISCDI & SNSPABucharestRomania
  2. 2.Central European University of BudapestBudapestHungary
  3. 3.National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)BucharestRomania
  4. 4.Global Tertiary Education ExpertRockvilleUSA
  5. 5.Institute of EducationLondonUK

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