The central purpose of this series is to see how different national and regional systems of higher education are responding to widely shared pressures for change. The most significant of these are: rapid expansion; reducing public funding; the increasing influence of market and global forces; and the widespread political desire to integrate higher education more closely into the wider needs of society and, more especially, the demands of the economic structure. The series commenced with an international overview of structural change in systems of higher education. It proceeds to examine on a global front the change process in terms of topics that are both traditional (for example, institutional management and system governance) and emerging (for example, the growing influence of international organizations and the blending of academic and professional roles). At its conclusion the series will have presented, through an international perspective, both a composite overview of contemporary systems of higher education, along with the competing interpretations of the process of change.
Universities and Regional Development A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions
Tribes and Territories in the 21st Century Rethinking the significance of disciplines in higher education
Universities and the Public Sphere Knowledge Creation and State Building in the Era of Globalization
The Future University Ideas and Possibilities
Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce
By Camille B Kandiko, Mark Weyers
July 02, 2014
There are 100 million students in higher education throughout the world today. This collection provides some indication of what are they are learning and of their wider experiences. It also outlines the changing global context of provision for undergraduate students as countries and universities ...
Edited By Rómulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth, Glen A. Jones
March 21, 2014
Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development, ...
Edited By Paul Trowler, Murray Saunders, Veronica Bamber
December 23, 2013
The ‘tribes and territories’ metaphor for the cultures of academic disciplines and their roots in different knowledge characteristics has been used by those interested in university life and work since the early 1990s. This book draws together research, data and theory to show how higher education ...
Edited By Paul Temple
December 20, 2013
Universities are fundamental to the contemporary knowledge economy. They directly and indirectly support economic growth in both developing and advanced economies. In addition to their traditional teaching and research functions, they often also have important roles in supporting regional ...
Edited By Brian Pusser, Ken Kempner, Simon Marginson, Imanol Ordorika
August 14, 2013
Universities have been propelled into the center of the global political economy of knowledge production by a number of factors: mass education, academic capitalism, the globalization of knowledge, the democratization of communication in the era of the Internet, and the emergence of the knowledge ...
By David Watson, Robert Hollister, Susan E. Stroud, Elizabeth Babcock
February 14, 2013
The Engaged University is a comprehensive empirical account of the global civic engagement movement in higher education. In universities around the world, something extraordinary is underway. Mobilizing their human and intellectual resources, institutions of higher education are directly tackling ...
Edited By Ronald Barnett
February 14, 2013
Winner of the Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group Best Book Award for 2014! As universities increasingly engage with the world beyond the classroom and the campus, those who work within higher education are left to examine how the university’s ...
Edited By Melissa S. Anderson, Nicholas H. Steneck
November 28, 2012
Encouraged by their institutions and governments and aided by advances in technology and communication, researchers increasingly pursue international collaborations with high hopes for scientific breakthroughs, intellectual stimulation, access to research equipment and populations, and the ...
Edited By Robin Sakamoto, David W. Chapman
October 17, 2012
Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education looks beyond student and faculty exchanges to examine the myriad ways international colleges and universities work together as institutions. These partnerships have involved the creation of branch campuses, joint research and technology initiatives, ...
Edited By David Palfreyman, Ted Tapper
December 09, 2010
Undoubtedly the most important development in higher education in recent years has been the seemingly inexorable expansion of national systems. In a comparatively short time period many countries have moved from an elite to a mass model. Furthermore, expansion has invariably changed the whole ...
Edited By Celia Whitchurch, George Gordon
October 02, 2012
The latest volume in the Routledge International Studies in Higher Education Series, Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce, reviews the implications of new forms of academic and professional identity, which have emerged largely as a ...
Edited By Roberta Malee Bassett, Alma Maldonado-Maldonado
February 04, 2011
Higher Education operates in an increasingly global context, and yet the examination of what drives and moves the field has remained largely focused on domestic campus leaders, national governments and institutional actors. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy expands the ...