ERIC Number: ED340313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Peisert, Hansgert; Framhein, Gerhild
This monograph on higher education in the German Federal Republic aims to describe the contemporary scene through a detailed look at structure, finance, research, studies and teaching, students, faculty, and international relations. Organized into nine chapters, the first, "Historical Development and Current Responsibilities," describes medieval and classical traditions, the developments in the Federal Republic, and the current tasks of higher education. Chapter 2, "The Structure of the Higher Education System," looks at institutional types, disciplines, regional institutions, and internal organization. Chapter 3 is titled and discusses "Finance, Planning, and Administration." Chapter 4, "The Role of Research," covers funding and non-university research as well as the importance of research to the university activity. The fifth chapter, "The Organization of Studies and Teaching," focuses primarily on the re-organization that has taken place in the past 25 years. The students--their social profile, life, professional plans, and the job market--are the topic of the sixth chapter. Chapter 7 describes the academic staff and their recruitment. Chapter 8 details the wide variety of international links maintained among institutions, scholars, and students. The final chapter forecasts trends for the future based on current patterns and recent developments. Included are 19 tables, 10 figures, a list of key institutions and 72 references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Trends, Faculty Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instruction, International Educational Exchange, Research, School Organization, Student Characteristics
European Centre for Higher Education, 39 Stirbei Boda Street, Bucharest, Romania R-70732 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Science, Bonn (West Germany).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Germany; West Germany