Research Group 1

RESEARCH GROUP 1: SYSTEM LEVEL POLICIES – SLP

The System Level Policy (SLP) Research Group carries out research activities that aim at critically analysing higher education policies, their development and their effects in different contexts. Taking on a multi-level analysis perspective, SLP encompasses studies on higher education reforms at the system and institutional levels. The influence of the narratives of higher education governance and management, as well as the reorganisation of its structures and processes, is also one of its central foci of attention. The relationships between governance and management, and between the transnational, European, national and institutional levels in the shaping of higher education policies have, thus, been research objects, putting forward the higher education shifts in Portugal and Europe. Thus, SLP develops: (i) comparative analyses of the influence of governance narratives at the national and institutional levels, and the cognitive-cultural, regulatory and normative elements of higher education governance; (ii) theorising of the governance and management of autonomous organisations (meta-governance); (iii) analyses of the effects of governance and management instruments on the political handling of higher education systems and higher education institutions; and (iv) analyses of the coherence and relevance of the European Union’s strategic objectives and their impact on higher education and its institutions.

News

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

The Danube University Krems (DUK) is organising the SQELT International Evaluation Workshop (IEW) "Performance Indicators of Higher Education Learning and Teaching in Context: Governance, Quality M...

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

The Call for Proposals for the final conference of the DEQAR project is open until June 30 and the conference will...

Events

Tuesday, 07 May, 2019
The EAIR 41st Annual Forum will take place at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, on August 25-28, 2019. The topic of the conference is "Responsibility of Higher Education Systems: What? Why? H...
Tuesday, 07 May, 2019
The 32nd CHER conference will take place at the University of Kassel, August 28-30, and will be organised by INCHER-Kassel. The topic of the conference is "Theories and Methods in Higher Education Re...