The evolving societal, political and economic landscape has led to increased demands on higher education institutions to make their contribution and benefits to society more visible, and in many cases with fewer public resources. This book contributes to the understanding of the responsibilities of Higher Education and the challenges posed to the production and circulation of knowledge. It raises questions about the role of higher education in society, its responsibility towards students and staff, and regarding its intended impact. The book brings together a range of topical papers, and a diversity of perspectives: scientific investigations of reputed scholars, critical evidence-based papers of third space professionals, and policymakers’ perspectives on the daily practice and management of higher education institutions and systems. The variety of both content and contributors elevates the richness of the book and its relevance for a large audience.

Contributors are: Victor M. H. Borden, Lex Borghans, Bruno Broucker, Hamish Coates, Gwilym Croucher, Lisa Davidson, Mark Engberg, Philipp Friedrich, Martina Gaisch, Solomon Gebreyohans Gebru, Ton Kallenberg, Kathi A. Ketcheson, Lu Liu, Alfredo Marra, Clare Milsom, Kenneth Moore, Roberto Moscati, Marjolein Muskens, Daniela Nömeyer, Attila Pausits, Svetlana Shenderova, Wafa Singh, Chuanyi Wang, Denyse Webbstock, Gregory Wolniak, and Jiale Yang.

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The evolving societal, political and economic landscape has led to increased demands on higher education institutions to make their contribution and benefit to society more visible, and in many cases with fewer public resources. European and national policy developments call for the university to embrace a transformation process and to be more proactive in strengthening our critical stance and role as a knowledge institution and champion for truth, evidence and science. This book has offered a comprehensive review of the higher education sector’s responsibilities for the traditional university tri-partite mission: teaching and learning; research and scholarship; and public service and engagement. Three parts can be identified in the book. The first part discusses higher education’s students and staff; the second part discusses higher education systems; the third part focuses on higher education impact.

In: Responsibility of Higher Education Systems
In: Responsibility of Higher Education Systems
In: Responsibility of Higher Education Systems
In: Responsibility of Higher Education Systems

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The EAIR-conference 2019 brought together scholars, practitioners and policymakers in higher education to discuss the issue of responsibility of Higher Education. The book sets out this theme and discusses responsibility in a number of key areas for higher education: governance and management, teaching and learning, quality, research, social responsibility, internationalization, institutional research and continuing professional development. A selected number of papers presented at the conference are part of this book. Herewith this volume presents a stimulating and careful set of analysis about the multiple and complex responsibilities of Higher Education Institutions.

In: Responsibility of Higher Education Systems