14.08.2013 15:59

New in August 2013: Book on European higher education and the impact of globalisation

Pavel Zgaga (University of Ljubeljana, Slovenia), Ulrich Teichler (INCHER-Kassel, Germany), and John Brennan (UK Open University) edited the volume "The Globalisation Challenge for European Higher Education. Convergence and Diversity, Centres and Peripheries" (Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang 2013) which examines the impact of Europe-wide and global developments on national higher education systems.

After a decade of a «concerted» European higher education policy, national systems look much more convergent but new questions and dilemmas have emerged: about the nature and quality of the convergence, about real impact of recent reforms in different countries as well as about its future.

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. The book is an outcome of research collaboration between six institutes which developed a EuroHESC research proposal on the consequences of expanded and differentiated higher education systems.