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

  • Provides unique information based on the views and activities of the key factors within higher education

  • An in-depth account of the actual variety and similarity of higher education across European countries

  • The best available information about conditions, views and activities in different stages of the academic career

  • The only representative survey across Europe about the academic profession at universities and other higher education institutions

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Academic Career Paths

    • Gülay Ates, Angelika Brechelmacher
    Pages 13-35
  3. Academic Work, Working Conditions and Job Satisfaction

    • Marek Kwiek, Dominik Antonowicz
    Pages 37-54
  4. Gender Differences and Inequalities in Academia: Findings in Europe

    • Gaële Goastellec, Nicolas Pekari
    Pages 55-78
  5. The Teaching Function of the Academic Profession

    • Ester Ava Höhle, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 79-108
  6. The Research Function of the Academic Profession in Europe

    • Jonathan Drennan, Marie Clarke, Abbey Hyde, Yurgos Politis
    Pages 109-136
  7. The Academic Profession and the Role of the Service Function

    • Bojana Ćulum, Nena Rončević, Jasminka Ledić
    Pages 137-158
  8. Movers and Shakers: Do Academics Control Their Own Work?

    • Timo Aarrevaara, Ian R. Dobson
    Pages 159-181
  9. The Internationalisation of Academic Markets, Careers and Professions

    • Gaële Goastellec, Nicolas Pekari
    Pages 229-248
  10. The European Academic Profession or Academic Professions in Europe?

    • 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.

Keywords

  • 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

  • , INCHER, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

    Ulrich Teichler

  • INCHER, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

    Ester Ava Höhle

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Hardcover Book USD 159.99
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