The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of a Survey in Twelve Countries

  • Ulrich Teichler
  • Ester Ava Höhle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gülay Ates, Angelika Brechelmacher
    Pages 13-35
  3. Marek Kwiek, Dominik Antonowicz
    Pages 37-54
  4. Gaële Goastellec, Nicolas Pekari
    Pages 55-78
  5. Ester Ava Höhle, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 79-108
  6. Jonathan Drennan, Marie Clarke, Abbey Hyde, Yurgos Politis
    Pages 109-136
  7. Bojana Ćulum, Nena Rončević, Jasminka Ledić
    Pages 137-158
  8. Timo Aarrevaara, Ian R. Dobson
    Pages 159-181
  9. Gaële Goastellec, Nicolas Pekari
    Pages 229-248
  10. Ester Ava Höhle, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 249-272
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 273-290

About this book


This book presents the analysis of the representative survey about the academic profession in twelve European countries. Higher education in Europe has experienced a substantial change in recent years: Expansion progresses further, the expectation to deliver useful contributions of knowledge to the “knowledge society” is on the rise, and efforts to steer academic work through external forces and strong international management are more widespread than ever. Representative surveys of the academic profession in twelve European countries show how professors and junior staff at universities and other institutions of higher education view the role of higher education in society and their professional situation and how they actually shape their professional tasks. Academics differ across Europe substantially in their employment and working conditions, their views and their activities. Most of them favour the preservation of a close link between teaching and research and feel responsible for both theory and practice. Most consider efforts to enhance academic quality and social relevance as compatible. The overall satisfaction with their professional situation is rather high.


CAP survey EUROHESC academic productivity academic profession academic staff employment conditions gender and higher education governance and management higher education and social change higher education institutions international mobility research in higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 1
  • Ester Ava Höhle
    • 2
  1. 1., INCHERUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.INCHERUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

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