The book studies transformations of European universities in the context of globalization and Europeanization, the questioning of the foundations of the «Golden Age» of the Keynesian welfare state, public sector reforms, demographic changes, the massification and diversification of higher education, and the emergence of knowledge economies. Such phenomena as academic entrepreneurialism and diversified channels of knowledge exchange in European universities are linked to transformations of the state and changes in public sector services. The first, contextual part of the book studies the changing state/university relationships, and the second, empirically-informed part draws from several recent large-scale comparative European research projects.
About the Author
Marek Kwiek, Professor and Director, Center for Public Policy Studies, and Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, University of Poznan (Poland). His previous books include The University and the State. A Study into Global Transformations (2006).
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Changing Universities and Their Changing Environments – The Changing State/University Relationships in Europe – A Panoramic View: The Growing Complexity of the Academic Enterprise in Europe – The University and the State in a Global Age. Renegotiating the Traditional Social Contract in Europe? – The University and the Welfare State in Transition: Changing Public Services in a Wider Context – Reforming Higher Education and Expanding the Regional Mission in the Contexts of the Postcommunist Transition, Accession, and Beyond – Towards Empirical Evidence: Academic Entrepreneurialism and Knowledge Exchange in European Universities – Academic Entrepreneurialism and Private Higher Education in Europe – Academic Entrepreneurialism vs. Changing Governance and Institutional Management Structures in European Universities – Diversified Channels of Knowledge Exchange in European Universities: Major Parameters of University-Enterprise Partnerships.