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University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times

Paola Mattei


Financial sustainability is one of the key challenges confronting Europe’s universities today. Despite the fact that universities are at the center of knowledge creation and development, which themselves are seen as some of the main engines of economic growth, public funding of higher education in most countries is not increasing or, at least, not increasing enough in real terms. Despite declarations of intent to increase spending on higher education and research, it is not very likely that public expenditure will grow significantly on average in Europe and, therefore, be able to keep up with ... More

Keywords: universities, Europe, innovation, policy reforms, public funding, economic crisis

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paola Mattei, editor
St. Antony's College, Oxford University

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Part I Funding

2 Dynamics of Convergence and Divergence

Åse Gornitzka and Peter Maassen

3 Global Pressures and National Cultures

Tom Christensen, Åse Gornitzka, and Peter Maassen

4 Financially Sustainable Universities

Thomas Estermann and Enora Bennetot Pruvot

Part II Internationalization and Europeanization

Part III Massification of Higher Education

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