Global Challenges for the Universities and Managers Of the Higher Education Sector

  • Marcin GerykEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 498)


Global system of higher education is subject to constant change. The growing internationalization of the university changes the strategy of universities. The business model of the university is subject to a number of trials. Among other challenges is the growing dependence of the university on its surroundings. At the same time social changes and technological support cause the growth of awareness of the needs of universities stakeholders. The ease of travel and the possibilities for studying in another country cause a real challenge for the strategy of universities. These factors represent a challenge not only for university management, but also for societies that increasingly more explicitly articulate their expectations in relation to the university. Meeting these expectations in an unstable economic and political environment turns out to be, perhaps, the most important challenge for the managers of universities over the next two to three decades.


Higher education institutions Demographic changes University management Stakeholders Students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gdansk Management CollegeGdanskPoland
  2. 2.Warsaw College of Health and EngineeringWarsawPoland

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