Structural Reform in European Higher Education: An Introduction

Harry F. de Boer, Jonathan M. File, Jeroen Huisman, Marco Seeber, Martina Vukasovic, Donald F. Westerheijden

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This chapter starts with a reflection on what we know about structural reforms in higher education. Subsequently, the nature and types of the structural reforms analysed in this volume is explained. The cases are all European reforms in which governmental agencies played a leading role. The reforms aimed either at horizontal differentiation (e.g. introducing a new sector in higher education), vertical differentiation (e.g. developing initiatives for ‘world-class’ universities) or interrelationships (cooperation between different types of higher education institutions, including mergers). Short summaries of the case studies are presented, followed by an introduction of the conceptual framework, used to analyse the case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes
EditorsHarry Boer, Jon File, Jeroen Huisman, Marco Seeber, Martina Vukasovic, Don F. Westerheijden
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-28
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42236-7
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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NamePalgrave studies in global higher education
PublisherSpringer

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de Boer, H. F., File, J. M., Huisman, J., Seeber, M., Vukasovic, M., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2017). Structural Reform in European Higher Education: An Introduction. In H. Boer, J. File, J. Huisman, M. Seeber, M. Vukasovic, & D. F. Westerheijden (Eds.), Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes (pp. 1-28). (Palgrave studies in global higher education). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4_1
de Boer, Harry F. ; File, Jonathan M. ; Huisman, Jeroen ; Seeber, Marco ; Vukasovic, Martina ; Westerheijden, Donald F. / Structural Reform in European Higher Education: An Introduction. Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes. editor / Harry Boer ; Jon File ; Jeroen Huisman ; Marco Seeber ; Martina Vukasovic ; Don F. Westerheijden. Springer, 2017. pp. 1-28 (Palgrave studies in global higher education).
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Structural Reform in European Higher Education: An Introduction. / de Boer, Harry F.; File, Jonathan M.; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Donald F.

Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes. ed. / Harry Boer; Jon File; Jeroen Huisman; Marco Seeber; Martina Vukasovic; Don F. Westerheijden. Springer, 2017. p. 1-28 (Palgrave studies in global higher education).

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de Boer HF, File JM, Huisman J, Seeber M, Vukasovic M, Westerheijden DF. Structural Reform in European Higher Education: An Introduction. In Boer H, File J, Huisman J, Seeber M, Vukasovic M, Westerheijden DF, editors, Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes. Springer. 2017. p. 1-28. (Palgrave studies in global higher education). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4_1