Higher Education in Knowledge Systems

  • Åse GornitzkaEmail author
  • Peter Maassen
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_23-1



The structure and organization of higher education institutions within any specific political and geographical configuration of institutions and actors who produce, store, disseminate and use knowledge.

The embeddedness of universities and colleges into a system forms a central element in the formal organization of higher education in any country. This implies that even though the notion of the higher education system can be interpreted in various ways (Clark 1983, pp. 4–5), it is generally acknowledged that higher education institutions and a narrowly or more broadly defined set of actors, bodies, and organizations form a clearly distinguishable, integrated system of higher education at the national or subnational level.

As argued, for example, by Geuna and...


High Education High Education Institution Knowledge System Knowledge Economy High Education System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway