This authoritative reference source covers all higher education themes in a comprehensive, accessible and comparative way. It maps the field for the twenty first century reflecting the massive changes that have occurred and the challenges ahead for future research. It provides a rich diversity of scholarly perspectives and covers the entire spectrum of higher education from a geographical, a topical and disciplinary perspective. It is unrivaled in its capacity to go beyond national boundaries and provides indispensible comparative analyses.
The major reference works available about higher education have been published more than two decades ago and since then higher education has undergone major changes that have resulted in a much larger, diverse, global, and multidimensional reality. One of the main trends has been relentless expansion on a worldwide scale. This has led to mass higher education becoming a reality across continents, substantial growth in the number of countries with universal access to higher education, and great diversification of the student body. The tremendous increase in the international links in higher education, through issues such as training, students' mobility, staff mobility, research activities, is another major change. The consequence is a global dimension that is strongly associated with the intensification of international networks in which institutions and researchers explore, create and share knowledge. As a result of the changes and trends, higher education has increasingly become part of debates that highlight its complexity as an institution that combines relevant political, social, economic, and cultural purposes and dimensions. Asked to play important and varied economic and social roles, higher education has had to reshape its priorities, and organizational and decision-making structures. The growth and increased complexity of the field have both led to more attention being paid to all aspects of higher education and to the expansion of research.
Pedro Nuno Teixeira (Editor-in-Chief) CIPES, Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal
Jung Cheol Shin (Editor-in-Chief) Department of Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Alberto Amaral, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Elizabeth Balbachevsky, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Andres Bernasconi, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Edward Choi, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, U.S.A.
Hans De Wit, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
Gaële Goastellec, University of Lausanne, OSPS, LACCUS, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fiona Hunter, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy
Barbara M. Kehm, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Manja Klemencic, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Patricio Langa, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Republic of South Africa
António Magalhães, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Goolam Mohamedbhai, University of Mauritius, Moka, Mauritius
Terhi Nokkala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Laura Rumbley, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
Bjørn Stensaker, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Lisa Unangst, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, U.S.A.
Jussi Välimaa, University ofJyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
Rui Yang, Hong Kong University, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Dr. Jung Cheol Shin is a Professor at Seoul National University. He served for the Korea Ministry of Education about 20 years. His research interests are higher education policy, knowledge and social development, and academic profession. He is co-editor in Chief of the book series Knowledge Studies in Higher Education (Springer). He is an editorial board member of Studies in Higher Education, Tertiary Education and Management, and Journal of Educational Administration. His book publications include University Rankings (2011), Institutionalization of World-Class University (2012), Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher education (2014), The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads (2014), Mass Higher Education Development in East Asia (2015), and Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society (2018).
Pedro N. Teixeira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Porto and Director of CIPES (Centre of Research on Higher Education Policy).He holds a PhD in Economics (Exeter University, UK), a Masters in the Economics of Higher Education at CHEPS (University of Twente, The Netherlands), and a BA in Economics (University of Porto). His research interests focus on the economics of higher education, notably on markets and privatisation, and the development of human capital as a research program. He is the author "Jacob Mincer - A Founding Father of Modern Labour Economics" (Oxford UP, 2007), which was the first volume of the IZA Prize Series and was awarded in 2009 the Best Book Prize by the European Society of History of Economic Thought. He has also co-edited the following three volumes: "Markets in Higher Education - Reality or Rhetoric?"(Kluwer, 2004), "Cost-Sharing and Accessibility in Higher Education - A Fairer
Deal?"(Springer, 2006), and "Public Vices, Private Virtues? assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education" (Sense, 2011). He has also published several articles and book chapters on the history of economic thought and on the economics of higher education. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2003.
Part 1: Thematic entries, about 7 section editors, neither of them have been approached at this stage.- Elite and Mass Higher Education in the 21st Century - possible names: John Brennan, Svein Kyvik.- Higher Education as a Global Reality - David Baker, Simon Marginson, Steve Heyneman.- The State and Higher Education - Michael Bastedo, Gary Rhoades.- The Political Economy of Higher Education - Geraint Johnes, Robert Toutkoushian.- Higher Education as a Multidimensional Institution - Jussi Valimaa, Glen Jones.- Higher Education as a Complex Organization - Bjorn Stensaker, Jeroen Huisman, Lynn Meek.- Higher Education as a Research Field - Christine Musselin, Jussi Valimaa.- Part 2: Country entries, 4 section editors; neither of them have been approached at this stage.- Western Countries: Any of the names mentioned above that we do not select for thematic sections (Jeroen Huisman, Bjorn Stensaker, Jussi Valima, etc) or alternatively Stephen P. Heyneman (USA).- Asia and Pacific: Molly Lee (Malaysia).- Latin-America: Elisabeth Balbachevsky (Brazil), Monica Marquina (Argentina), Jorge Balán.- Arab and North Africa: Abdulrahman Abouammoh (Saudi Arabia).- Sub-Saharan Africa: Reitumetse Mabokela (Michigan State U), Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo (Editor of African Education Review). ¿