The Future of Higher Education and the Future of Higher Education Research.

Brennan, John; Teichler, Ulrich (Hg.) (2008): The Future of Higher Education and the Future of Higher Education Research. In: Higher Education, 56 (3) (Special Issue; September 2008).

Dordrecht: Springer.


September 2008: 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. All articles address scientific questions of long term strategic concern to the future of higher education.
The HELF project aimed at developing future scenarios of developments in higher education that might help to identify priorities for higher education resaearch. The project was coordinated by John Brennan (London) and supported by the European Science Fundation.

The future of higher education and of higher education research. Higher education looking forward: an introduction (John Brennan and Ulrich Teichler) 259

Knowledge society discourse and higher education (Jussi Välimaa and David Hoffman) 265

Higher education and the achievement (and/or prevention) of equity and social justice (John Brennan and Rajani Naidoo) 287

Higher education and its communities: Interconnections, interdependencies and a research agenda (Ben Jongbloed, Jürgen Enders and Carlo Salerno) 303

The steering of higher education systems: a public management perspective (Ewan Ferlie, Christine Musselin and Gianluca Andresani) 325

Diversification? Trends and explanations of the shape and size of higher education (Ulrich Teichler) 349

Higher education and social change (John Brennan) 381