+++verschoben+++ 12th International EUREDOCS Conference: Higher education institutions coping with external and internal challenges

Am 06.07.2020 - 08.07. in Porto
Veranstalter: CIPES – Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies
Kategorie: Tagung

UPDATE: Due to the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUREDOCS Conference had to be postponed to July 2021. The details will be released in early 2021.


In recent years, higher education systems have changed significantly in response to rising global challenges and various national policy initiatives. In the context of knowledge economy, higher education institutions were called to respond to social, economic, environmental and political demands challenging their external and internal regulation. A reconfiguration of the sector along market rules and a pervasive influence of managerial and economic dimensions upon academic management were simultaneously developed.

The rationale for many of these changes cannot be found exclusively within higher education and its analysis needs to consider higher education specificities and the examination of wider transformations taking place in the public sector all over the Western societies since the late twentieth century.

Higher education institutions have been interacting with this changing context, dealing with growing international and national competition while considering the interests of a variety of stakeholders. Their organisational forms, governance and management have been, and still are, under scrutiny in the pursuit of organisational performance, accurate coordination and control systems. But now questions arise whether these organizational and governance forms are appropriate for universities to respond to new challenges of climate crisis, large scale population movements, and challenges to EU values and democracy.


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