Accelerating the Future of Higher Education

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The events of the last years have shaken the world of higher education. The post-COVID-19 period has raised multiple questions in key areas, from digitalisation over quality assurance to internationalisation. This book brings together scholars, practitioners and policymakers in higher education, and discusses in a variety of topics the future of the higher education sector in a rapidly changing context: the complexities of digital education, the need or necessity for innovation or the impact of globalisation are some of the topics addressed in this book. Those topics are brought together around one central theme: how can the future of higher education be accelerated to address in a sustainable way the needs of a changing global context?

Contributors are: Mario Alarcón, Bruno Broucker, James Calleja, Ida Iselin Eriksson, Magdalena Fellner, Hugo A. García, Corinna Geppert, Carmen Heidenwolf, Andrew S. Herridge, Torstein Nielsen Hole, Pablo Hormazábal Saavedra, Lisa J. James, Kerstin Janson, Cindy Konen, Gergely Kováts, René Krempkow, Alice Laufer, Clare Milsom, Darlington Mutakwa, Mark O'Hara, Attila Pausits, Pascale Stephanie Petri, Julia Rathke, Florian Reisky, Katharina Riesinger, Christian Schemer, Marit Ubbe and Denyse Webbstock.

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Bruno Broucker, Ph.D., is guest professor at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Belgium), research fellow at the Leuven Economics of Education Research Centre and higher education expert at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. He is member of the executive committee of EAIR – the European Higher Education Society and has published articles and chapters on higher education governance and reform.

Ton Kallenberg studied pedagogical sciences (didactics with as specialization organization & policy) at Leiden University, and defended his PhD thesis at Tilburg University. He fulfilled several functions on educational management at Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Open University. He has been linked as Professor at the School of Education at Leiden University of Applied Sciences. Currently he is Director Education and Student Affairs at the faculty Humanities of Leiden University. His research and publications are focussing on (academic) leadership in education; policy and organization in education; on didactics in higher education and on teacher education programs.

Rosalind Pritchard is Emeritus Professor of Education at Ulster University where she was Head of the School of Education and Co-ordinator of Research. She holds an Honours degree in Modern Languages and Literature (German and French) together with two Master's degrees, one in Education and one in General and Applied Linguistics. She established the UU Master's in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), a degree that combines theory with professional skills and includes a teaching practice in Hungary. Her research interests are in higher education, especially German/British comparisons (neo-liberalism; institutional mergers and linkages; gender issues); also ESOL (especially cross-cultural adaptation and teaching strategies). She is a Senior Distinguished Research Fellow of her University, a member of the British Academy of Social Sciences, an Honorary Member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education, Secretary of the European Association for Institutional Research and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. She has held grants from the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Council for International Education, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Higher Education Innovation Fund. She has published over eighty books/ chapters/ articles. Two books giving a flavour of her work are The End of Elitism? The Democratisation of West German Universities (Berghahn, 1990) and Neoliberal Developments in Higher Education: the United Kingdom and Germany (Peter Lang, 2011).
Series Editors:

Bruno Broucker, KU Leuven, Belgium
Ton Kallenberg, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Rosalind Pritchard, Ulster University, UK
Kurt De Wit, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Notes on Contributors

Introduction: Accelerating the Future of Higher Education
Bruno Broucker, Clare Milsom, James Calleja and Mark O’Hara

1 The Influence of Cognitive Abilities When Evaluating Information within an Information Problem Online
Alice Laufer and Christian Schemer

2 Higher Education Governance in Austria: A Comparative Analysis on Academics’ Perception of Institutional Governance and Management Practices at Public Universities and University Colleges of Teacher Education
Florian Reisky, Corinna Geppert and Attila Pausits

3 Engaging Students in Their Learning Journey: The Role of Social Integration in Higher Education
Pascale Stephanie Petri

4 A Mapping of Key Activity Areas for Development of Higher Education: Examples from Norwegian Centres for Excellence in Education
Torstein Nielsen Hole, Marit Ubbe and Ida Iselin Eriksson

5 To Innovate or Not to Innovate? Professors’ Motives and Withholding Reasons for Cooperative Innovations
Cindy Konen

6 Collaborative Policymaking: Bringing Together Evidence and Expertise in Policymaking towards Recommendations
Carmen Heidenwolf, Katharina Riesinger, Magdalena Fellner and Attila Pausits

7 Managerial Adjustments to Improve Strategic Alignment: The Case of a Chilean University
Mario Alarcón and Pablo Hormazábal Saavedra

8 What Competences We Need for HE Managers: Results from the German Mixed Methods Project KaWuM
Julia Rathke, René Krempkow and Kerstin Janson

9 Globalization of Higher Education: Short-Term Study Abroad Programs
Andrew S. Herridge, Lisa J. James and Hugo A. García

10 Lessons from the Student Learning Experience in the Pandemic Era: A South African University Perspective
Darlington Mutakwa and Denyse Webbstock

11 University Governance Reform in an Illiberal Democracy: Public Interest Trusts in Hungary
Gergely Kováts

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