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17.02.2015 09:54

"Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education" awarded as Best Book 2015

The Comparative and International Education Society SIG Higher Education (HESIG) has recognized the recently edited volume Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education: Systems, Activities, and Rewards (edited by JC Shin, A. Arimoto, W. K. Cummings and U. Teichler) for the CIES Higher Education SIG Best Book Award

Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education: Systems, Activities, and Rewards (Dordrecht et al.: Springer 2013) is one of six (five already published) volumes which present and analyse results of the "Changing Academic international project profession (CAP) "- based on a survey of teachers and researchers in more than 18 countries. The project was conducted in Germany by former INCHER Director Ulrich Teichler, who is co-editor and co-author of the awarded book.

The award winning book discusses how teaching and research have been weighted differently in academia in 18 countries and one region, Hong Kong SAR, based on the international comparative Changing Academic Profession (CAP) study. It addresses these issues using empirical evidence, the CAP data. Specifically, the focus is on how teaching and research are defined in each higher education system, how teaching and research are preferred and conducted by academics, and how academics are rewarded by their institution.

The Comparative and International Education Society  (CIES) is a scientific association that promotes the understanding of educational issues, trends and strategies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives. The award giving interest group HESIG is a forum to promote the study of theoretical, political and practical issues affecting higher education.

Already in 2012, another volume on the CAP project has been awarded the Best Book Prize of CIES: Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education: The Perspectives of the Academy (Springer, Dordrecht, 2011) edited by William Locke, William K. Cummings and Donald Fisher.  It presents the first results of the CAP surveys in the form of country studies. The contribution by Ulrich Teichler shows the results of the study in Germany: "Germany: How Changing Governance and Management Affects the Views and Work of the Academic Profession" (page 223-241).