Change in university governance structures in continental Europe

Åse Gornitzka, Peter Maassen, Harry de Boer

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    Abstract

    This article discusses changes with respect to university governance structures in six comprehensive universities in Europe. We present an analytical framework on the basis of which we conduct a comparative analysis of the university governance structures along four different dimensions: (a) the internal democratic nature of the governance structure, (b) the external involvement in university governance, (c) the level of centralisation of decision-making authority in the university and (d) the concentration of authority in an individual leadership position versus authority in a collective body or spread over various collective bodies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)274-289
    Number of pages16
    JournalHigher education quarterly
    Volume71
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

    Keywords

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