Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education

The Contemporary Issues in National and Comparative Perspective

  • Jelena Branković
  • Manja Klemenčić
  • Predrag Lažetić
  • Pavel Zgaga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pavel Zgaga, Jelena Branković, Manja Klemenčić, Predrag Lažetić
      Pages 3-11
  3. Academic Profession

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Mitchell Young
      Pages 15-33
    3. Rui Santiago, Teresa Carvalho, Andreia Ferreira
      Pages 35-57
    4. Michele Rostan, Flavio A. Ceravolo
      Pages 79-103
  4. Research Training

  5. Institutional Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Rómulo Pinheiro, Bjørn Stensaker
      Pages 171-189
    3. Klemen Miklavič, Janja Komljenovič
      Pages 209-228

About this book

Introduction

The volume offers state-of-the art contributions in the intersection of academic profession, research training and institutional governance. They reflect the profound interest of contemporary researchers in the questions of how the contemporary higher education reforms across Europe affect university governance and especially the roles and functions of academics. The volume includes several contributions from the peripheral and developing higher education systems of Central and South-East Europe; hence, attempting to rebalance the European profile of higher education research and at the same time contribute to the most salient debates in the field. This book confirms, once again, that the higher education research landscape is a diverse and rich one. At the same time, these diverse cases have at least one commonality – the fact that even though they are located in different higher education systems, they address issues that, albeit as a rule context-specific, can be found in all parts of Europe and beyond. Certainly, the local responses to the hereby addressed global challenges represent a mere snapshot of a broader landscape the European higher education dynamics is. Temporary higher education reforms across Europe affect university governance and especially the roles and functions of academics. The volume includes several contributions from the peripheral and developing higher education systems of Central and South-East Europe; hence, attempting to rebalance the European profile of higher education research and at the same time contribute to the most salient debates in the field. This book confirms, once again, that the higher education research landscape is a diverse and rich one. At the same time, these diverse cases have at least one commonality – the fact that even though they are located in different higher education systems, they address issues that, albeit as a rule context-specific, can be found in all parts of Europe and beyond. Certainly, the local responses to the hereby addressed global challenges represent a mere snapshot of a broader landscape the European higher education dynamics is.

Keywords

Central and South-East Europe Governance Higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Jelena Branković
    • 1
  • Manja Klemenčić
    • 2
  • Predrag Lažetić
    • 3
    • 4
  • Pavel Zgaga
    • 5
  1. 1.Belgium & Centre for Education PolicyGhent UniversitySerbia
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityUnited States of America
  3. 3.Centre for Education PolicySerbia
  4. 4.University of BathUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.University of LjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-581-6
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6209-581-6
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