The Academic Profession between National Characteristics and International Trends

Ulrich Teichler
2014 The Hungarian Educational Research Journal  
A b s t r a c t It is widely assumed that higher education systems converge across economically advanced countries, and the term "globalisation" is often for claiming that a bundle of factors implying modernisation and worldwide competition are the drivers of convergence. Surveys of the academic profession undertaken jointly in a substantial number of countries in the 1990s and in recent years provide the opportunity of examining whether scholars at institutions at higher education note an
more » ... cation note an increasing similarity of conditions and become themselves more similar in their activities. In summing up the findings, we certainly note some examples of extreme differences by country. Altogether, if we believe in a strong convergence of higher education across Europe, we could describe the academics' views and activities as substantially varied. But if the take into consideration traditional differences in the character of national higher education systems, we could consider this spread as moderate. Ulrich Teichler: The academic profession between national characteristics and international trends.
doi:10.14413/herj2014.01.04 fatcat:vr6ou6shk5gcpc3aci3meiszfi