The roads of ‘excellence’ in Central and Eastern Europe

Dominik Antonowicz, Jan Kohoutek, Rómulo Pinheiro, Myroslava Hladchenko

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Abstract

The aim of the article is to explore the impact of excellence as a powerful policy idea in the context of recent and contemporary developments in three selected Central and Eastern European countries, namely, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine. More specifically, we explore how excellence as a ‘global script’ was translated by policy makers into local contexts with institutionalized practices. It shows that the translation of the idea of excellence involved the rise of a series of novel policy measures such as long-term strategic funding and the establishment of various pertinent schemes (e.g. flagship universities, centres of excellence). By doing so, the analysis – which is comparative by nature – focuses on exploring major differences and similarities in the conceptualization and implementation of the idea of excellence in the three local contexts of science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-567
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean educational research journal
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • CEE countries
  • excellence
  • flagship universities
  • Higher education
  • institutional theory

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Antonowicz, Dominik ; Kohoutek, Jan ; Pinheiro, Rómulo ; Hladchenko, Myroslava . / The roads of ‘excellence’ in Central and Eastern Europe. In: European educational research journal. 2017 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 547-567.
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The roads of ‘excellence’ in Central and Eastern Europe. / Antonowicz, Dominik; Kohoutek, Jan; Pinheiro, Rómulo; Hladchenko, Myroslava .

In: European educational research journal, Vol. 16, No. 5, 01.09.2017, p. 547-567.

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