Edited Volumes

University Governance and Creativity (Special Issue: European Review 2018)
Special Issue on ‘University Governance and Creativity’ edited by Georg Krücken, Lars Engwall and Eric de Corte (European Review 2018). Open access is provided to the introduction to the Special Issue by the editors.
Mobile Wissenschaft. Internationale Mobilität und Migration in der Hochschule
Angesichts steigender Bedeutung von internationaler Mobilität und Migration für den Wissenschaftsbereich führt der Band von Andrä Wolter und Aylâ Neusel erstmals Beiträge aus der Hochschul- und der Migrationsforschung zusammen.
New Themes in Institutional Analysis
Challenges and Options: The Academic Profession in Europe
This volume explores the various issues that have an impact on the academic career of professionals in European higher education. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are currently subject to profound uncertainties and are more challenged than ever on quality issues, both with regard to their conceptual nature and in the extension and amendment of their mission.
Biographies and Careers throughout Academic Life
Galaz-Fontes, Jesús F.; Arimoto, Akira; Teichler, Ulrich; Brennan, John (Hg.) (2016): Biographies and Careers throughout Academic Life. Dordrecht: Springer.
From Books to MOOCs?
Engwall, Lars; Corte, Erik de und Teichler, Ulrich (eds.): From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Generation Hochschulabschluss
Dieser Sammelband enthält Analysen aus dem 'Kooperationsprojekt Absolventenstudien (KOAB)' zu den unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen der Absolventinnen und Absolventen mit ihrem Studium und dem Einstieg in den Arbeitsmarkt. Zusätzlich wird thematisiert, mit welchen Ansprüchen Absolventenstudien heutzutage verbunden sind und wie sich die tatsächliche Nutzung im Rahmen der Hochschulentwicklung gestaltet. Das 'Kooperationsprojekt Absolventenstudien (KOAB)', das die Datenbasis für die hier präsentierten Metaanalysen liefert, wird vom International Centre for Higher Education Research der Universität Kassel (INCHER-Kassel) gemeinsam mit rund 70 Hochschulen durchgeführt.
Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profession
Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profession
The Relevance of Academic Work in Comparative Perspective
This book is the first of two volumes that look at the changed landscape of higher education and the academic profession. This volume focuses on academic work, examining the significant changes that have taken place in the backgrounds, specialisations, expectations and work roles of academic staff.
Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment II
In 2012, a first volume (Barbara M. Kehm and Ulrich Teichler, eds. Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment. Vol. 1. Kassel 2012) presented the highlights of eight master theses written by students graduating from the Master Programme Higher Education Research and Development. This second and final volume presents the highlights from 13 further master theses which have been rated unanimously as “very good”. The authors of these articles come from ten different countries. Most articles address specific issues of higher education in a single or in two countries – among them often the authors’ home countries.
The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads
The modern university started as an innovative model - a research-driven teaching and service model in the 19th century -, but the contemporary university is in a crisis of identity. The major challenge is how to harmonize different missions, e.g., teaching, research, and service.
Empleo y trabajo
ose-Gines Mora, Harald Schomburg und Ulrich Teichler: Empleo y trabajo de los graduados universitarios. Barcelona 2013
Verwaltung war gestern?
Christian Schneijderberg, Nadine Merkator, Ulrich Teichler und Barbara M. Kehm (Hg.): Verwaltung war gestern? Neue Hochschulprofessionen und die Gestaltung von Studium und Lehre. Frankfurt a.M. und New York: Campus 2013 Im Zentrum des Buches stehen das Entstehen und die Professionalisierung neuer Berufsrollen „zwischen Verwaltung und Wissenschaft“ an Universitäten sowie die Analyse, welchen Beitrag diese für die Reform und Verbesserung von Lehre und Studium leisten. Dabei gilt das Augenmerk neben den empirischen Untersuchungsergebnissen für Deutschland und vergleichbare europäische Länder professionssoziologischen Aspekten des Phänomens. Beleuchtet werden zudem die Qualifikationen und Kompetenzen der Hochschulprofessionen, ihr Verhältnis zum Hochschulmanagement, berufliche Rollen und Identitäten dieser Gruppe und ihre Interaktion mit den Professorinnen und Professoren.
The Globalisation Challenge for European Higher Education
The book examines the impact of Europe-wide and global developments on national higher education systems after a decade of a «concerted» European higher education policy. The authors try in particular to upfront issues of convergence and diversity, of equity and of the relationship of centres and peripheries in higher education.
Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education
This book discusses how teaching and research have been weighted differently in academia in 18 countries and one region, Hong Kong SAR, based on an international comparative study entitled the Changing Academic Profession (CAP). 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.
Akademisierung der Berufwelt
Dass die traditionelle Trennung zwischen beruflicher Ausbildung und Hochschulausbildung schwindet – mit unterschiedlichen Folgen für die beiden betroffenen Bildungssektoren – ist der Ausgangspunkt für den von Eckart Severing und Ulrich Teichler herausgegebenen Band „Akademisierung der Berufswelt?“ (Bielefeld: Bertelsmann 2013).
The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of a Survey in Twelve Countries.
Presents the analysis of the representative survey about the academic profession in twelve European countries. Surveys of the academic profession in twelve European countries show how professors and junior staff at universities and other institutions of higher education view the role of higher education in society and their professional situation and how they actually shape their professional tasks.
Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition
Moving the academic debate on from its current focus on development to a more nuanced sociological perspective, this fresh research is a collaboration between academics in Asia and Europe that assesses the factors shaping world-class universities as institutional social systems as well as national cultural treasures. The work explores in detail how WCUs have moved to a central position in policy circles, and how these often ambitious government policies on WCUs have been interpreted and adopted by university administrators and individual professors.
The Academic Profession in Europe
The Academic Profession in Europe. New Tasks and New Challenges. Dordrecht: Springer 2012. This volume presents an state of the art account of the changing academic profession in Europe.
Funktionswandel der Universitäten. Differenzierung, Relevanzsteigerung, Internationalisierung
Special Issue "The Privatisation of Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives”
Sonderausgabe des European Journal of Education zur Hochschulprivatisierung, herausgegeben von Georg Krücken und Kathia Serrano-Velarde.
Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment I
This volume brings together a first selection of best master theses of an international study program for higher education research and development at the University of Kassel, Germany.
Gute Lehre in der Hochschule. Wirkungen von Anreizen, Kontextbedingungen und Reformen.
Wie kann die Qualität von Studium und Lehre verbessert werden? Diese Frage haben Experten der Hochschulforschung auf dem Workshop "Hochschulmanagement im Spannungsfeld von Organisation und Individuum" diskutiert und ihre Ergebnisse in diesem Sammelband zusammengetragen.
Institutionelle Erneuerungsfähigkeit der Forschung
University Rankings. Theoretical Basis, Methodology and Impacts on Global Higher Education.
This ground-breaking analysis of university ranking surveys scrutinizes their theoretical bases, methodological issues, societal impact, and policy implications, providing readers with a deep understanding of these controversial comparators.
Mapping Mobility in European Higher Education
The two volumes, recently published by the German Academic Exchange Service present the outcomes of a study for the European Commission carried out by a consortium of organisations and individuals led by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) between October 2009 and June 2011. The study focused on student and, to a lesser extent, staff mobility in Europe.
Employability and Mobility of Bachelor Graduates in Europe. Key Results of the Bologna Process.
This volume is based on surveys of graduates from institutions of higher education undertaken in ten European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, and United Kingdom). The comparative study also provides a wealth of information about the employment and work situation of bachelor graduates as compared to other graduates from institutions of higher education. The book provides relevant information for students and teaching staff at institutions of higher education, employers and politicians and administrative staff dealing with higher education issues.
Aktuelle hochschulpolitische Trends im Spiegel von Expertisen. Internationalisierung, Strukturwandel, veränderter Arbeitsmarkt für Absolventen.
In ihrer Expertise zu den neuesten Trends der Internationalisierung von Hochschulen richten Bettina Alesi und Barbara M. Kehm ihr Augenmerk auf Internationalisierungspolitiken und -Aktivitäten auf nationaler, europäischer und supranationaler Ebene und diskutieren Folgen und Nebenfolgen der vorherrschenden Politiken.
The European Higher Education Area: Perspectives on a Moving Target
This volume presents the state of the art with respect to the most important elements of the Bologna process. The reflections on the past are also used to fuel a debate about the next decade.
Higher Education, Research and Innovation: Changing Dynamics. Report on the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge 2001-2009.
This research report provides a synthesis of the main findings of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge from 2001 to 2009. The Forum was launched to follow-up the outcomes of the 1998 World Conference on Higher Education, “Higher Education in the twenty-first century” and the 1999 World Conference on Science, “Science for the twenty-first century”.
Higher Education Institutions in Europe: Mobilised by Mobility? The Impact of the ERASMUS Programme on Quality, Openness, and Internationalisation.
ERASMUS, the internationalization programme of the European Union, is famous for its “mobilising effect” on students and teachers in higher education. But does it also have an institutional impact? This question was explored in the framework of a study on the contribution of ERASMUS to quality improvement in European higher education.
The Future of Higher Education and the Future of Higher Education Research.
A special issue of Higher Education edited by John Brennan and Ulrich Teichler draws on the results of the „higher education looking forward“ (HELF) project with five articles and a concluding article which attempts to synthesise and to set out a future long-term research agenda.
Reforming University Governance. Changing Conditions for Research in four European Countries.
The focus of this book is to systematically identify reform objectives and reforms achieved in individual European countries. Four country studies trace the implementation of managerial governance regimes for universities in the two countries which were the first in Europe to embark on such reforms (the 'forerunners' England and the Netherlands) and in two countries which had a relatively recent start in implementing change (the 'latecomers' Austria and Germany). The book concludes with a comprehensive comparison of reforms and of their results in the countries studied and provides an outlook on their possible consequences for research. The book constitutes a first outcome of a project entitled 'Comparing management and self-governance models of universities - An international comparison of university decision-making processes and their consequences for research in practice.
Hochschule im Wandel. Die Universität als Forschungsgegenstand. Festschrift für Ulrich Teichler.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Kassel Centre in June 2008 "Ulrich Teichler" was publicly presented a "Festschrift" by the Swiss magician SIDERATO. The book „Hochschule im Wandel. Die Universität als Forschungsgegenstand” (edited by Barbara M. Kehm) was published in honour of Ulrich Teichler.
Universities as Centres of Research and Knowledge Creation: An Endangered Species?
This book primarily addresses the variety and gaps in higher education across the globe, concentrating on the challenges to transitional and developing countries. It addresses the related issues of research capacity, research productivity, and research relevance and utility.
Looking back to Look Forward. Analyses of Higher Education Research after the Turn of the Millennium.
Higher education reforms in the recent years have gone further in the direction of a growing complexity in systems configuration. Among the features of the shift towards stronger market orientation is a mixture of convergence and differentiation. Therefore, concerns about quality and equity in the face of an increasingly vertical differentiation of higher education form one of the four major topics of this volume. Others include questions of academic capitalism in research and research training under conditions of new managerial approaches and of changes in the structure of studies and degrees according to new study models. Acquisition of qualifications and competencies for transition into the labour market and their utilization in employment was and continues to be high on the agenda of higher education research and policy. The volume closes with an overarching view on global trends in higher education and formulates a historical critique.
Key Challenges to the Academic Profession.
This publication comprises the papers presented to a workshop held on 5-6 September 2006 in Kassel, Germany. It was initiated by the Regional Scientific Committee for Europe and North America of the UNESCO Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge.

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