The Globalisation Challenge for European Higher Education: Convergence and Diversity, Centres and Peripheries

Pavel Zgaga, Ulrich Teichler, John Brennan

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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The last decade has marked European higher education with particular dynamics. Today, after a decade of "connected" policy, national systems look much more convergent but new questions and dilemmas are emerging: about the nature and quality of higher education, about the real impact of recent reforms in different countries, and about higher education's future. The book examines the impact of Europe-wide and global developments on national higher education systems. The authors try in particular to place upfront issues of convergence and diversity, of equity and of the relationship between centres and peripheries in higher education. The book is an outcome of research collaboration between six institutes which developed a EuroHESC research proposal on the consequences of expanded and differentiated higher education systems.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, U. K.
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Group
Number of pages389
ISBN (Print)9783653065084
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2015


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