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Gornitzka, Åse; Maassen, Peter – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
The article introduces this special issue of Higher Education Quarterly in which results of a research project on "European Flagship Universities: Balancing Academic Excellence and Socio-economic Relevance" are presented and discussed. The Flagship project aimed at contributing to a better understanding of the relationship between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Maassen, Peter; Gornitzka, Åse; Fumasoli, Tatiana – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
In this article we discuss recent university reforms aimed at enhancing university autonomy, highlighting various tensions in the underlying reform ideologies. We examine how the traditional interpretation of university autonomy has been expanded in the reform rationales. An analytical framework for studying how autonomy is interpreted and used…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Change, Institutional Autonomy, Models
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Gornitzka, Åse; Maassen, Peter; de Boer, Harry – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
This article discusses changes with respect to university governance structures in six comprehensive universities in Europe. We present an analytical framework on the basis of which we conduct a comparative analysis of the university governance structures along four different dimensions: (a) the internal democratic nature of the governance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Governance, Comparative Analysis