The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe

Hoareau, Cecile, Ritzen, Jo and Marconi, Gabriele (2012). The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Hoareau, Cecile
    Ritzen, Jo
    Marconi, Gabriele
    Title The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe
    Publication Date 2012-12
    Place of Publication Maastricht
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 43
    Language eng
    Abstract Higher education contributes to economic innovation. This study measures and compares the extent to which national governments’ policies foster this contribution across Europe. The study stresses the relevance of policies which are ‘empowering’ for higher education institutions, or in other words provide them with appropriate resources and regulatory environments.

    The assessment relies on quantitative scores, based on the contribution of policies regarding funding and autonomy to higher education performance in education, research and economic innovation, using non-arbitrary weights and eighteen policy indicators across 32 European countries. A large number of countries belong to a ‘middle group’ in our overall assessment, indicating a relative cohesion in Europe. Yet, substantial variations exist in terms of higher education policy in Europe, each European country having room for policy improvement.
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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