European Universities and the Challenge of the Market: A Comparative Analysis

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Education - 256 pages
This book offers an analysis of the increasing influence of external demands on the dynamics of European higher education systems and institutions. It focuses on the growing openness of higher education to its external environment and suggests that a mark
 

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Contents

European universities meet the market
1
PART I Comparative analyses
9
the involvement of economic actors
11
2 The reorganization of research
28
3 Student services and the labour market
48
4 Funding assessment and governance
63
5 The challenge of the market
80
PART II Country studies
91
a difficult marketization
117
change through continuity
132
the uneven outcomes of French higher education
153
gradual changes and an uncertain autonomy
168
major reforms and mixed performance
183
where are European universities going?
198
References
212
Index
223

the university as economic actor
93

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