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Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This article outlines some of the policy issues currently faced by research-based universities in the Netherlands. The focus is on four leading universities (University of Amsterdam: UvA; Free University of Amsterdam: VU; Leiden University; and Delft University of Technology: TUD). The author visited these institutions as part of a Study Tour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Policy
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ElObeidy, Ahmed A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Traditionally in Arab public universities, presidents are appointed by government authorities. Recently, in uprising Arab countries universities' presidents have been elected by universities' faculty members. Neither traditional nor self-governance pattern succeeded to modernise Arab universities. Reforming patterns of governance is critical for…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Governance, College Presidents
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The article discusses higher education policies and policy making during the period of the author's direct involvement between the mid-80s and the present. The author points to an increasingly ideological form of policy making which has emphasised the economic role of higher education and created a higher education "market". As the scope…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Policy Formation
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Lewis, Kenton; Hammond, John; Horvers, Kea – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Not for the first time in its history, the UK Higher Education sector finds itself in a position of significant financial constraint. The current coalition Government's actions to address the budget deficit have led to sweeping cuts across many public sector departments, but it is higher education that has seen the most draconian reduction in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Audits (Verification), Public Sector, Financial Support
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Trow, Martin – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
This is a summary of a paper prepared for a conference on the White Paper of 2003, sponsored by The Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, and OxCHEPS, New College, Oxford, in Oxford, 28-30 September 2004. It offers reflection on the history of the relationship between British higher education and various British governments since…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History