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EAIR Brill Series on Higher Education: Linking Research, Policy and Practice

EAIR Forum Books

Since 2013, the EAIR has been issuing books based on its annual conferences (also known as Forums). These now appear in a book series called “Higher Education: Linking Research, Policy and Practice” under the imprint of Brill Publishers. Previously, EAIR books had been published by Peter Lang, the Central European University, and Sense which became part of Brill in 2017. Each chapter of an EAIR/Brill book is subjected to a rigorous peer review process and is produced to a high standard.

Contributors include early career researchers as well as those with established reputations in the field of higher education. Editors adopt a developmental approach, working with contributors to produce the best possible outcomes.

Edited Volumes. Authors who deliver papers to an EAIR Forum are cordially invited to submit them for possible inclusion in the edited book based on the conference. Details and deadlines about submission of chapters from the Linz conference will be issued nearer to the time when it takes place (3-6 September 2023).

Monographs written by EAIR members can also be considered for publication in the series. Proposals should be submitted to the Series Editors in the first instance. The references and layout should be done according to the Brill Guidelines

Series Editors: Bruno Broucker, Ton Kallenberg, Rosalind Pritchard and Kurt De Wit (Emails: Bruno Broucker bbroucker@itg.be; Ton Kallenberg tonkallenberg@gmail.com; Rosalind Pritchard r.pritchard@ulster.ac.uk; Kurt de Wit Kurt.DeWit@kuleuven.be).


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Shaping the World of Change
Higher Education as a Key Enabler
Volume Editors: Jessica Nooij, Bruno Broucker, Anne Gannon, Mark O'Hara, and Silke Preymann

This book sets out the theme of a world that is changing rapidly and higher education being an important agent in shaping that change through knowledge generation, transfer and innovation. The chapters in this book focus on this shaping role of higher education along a number of key areas: governance, sustainability, teaching and learning, student agency, quality and internationalization. From these different topics, this volume presents ways in which higher education helps dealing with and shaping the educational and societal changes that we are facing in the aftermath of the pandemic and challenges that we are expecting in the near future.
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Higher Education: Linking Research, Policy and Practice
Series Editors: Bruno Broucker, Ton Kallenberg, Rosalind Pritchard)
The series investigates and discusses a diverse range of topical themes in the broad field of Higher Education, such as: trends in strategic management and governance, new insights in (digital) teaching and learning methods, sustainable HR policy, research excellence, third mission policy, or renewed approaches to transnational cooperation and internationalisation. The books in this series form a unique compilation of selected papers presented at the yearly EAIR Forum which is an international association for higher education researchers, practitioners, students, managers and policy-makers. Herewith the books not only bring together a range of well-selected topical papers, but also a diversity of perspectives: scientific investigations of reputed scholars, critical evidence-based papers of third space professionals, and/or policymakers’ perspectives on the daily practice and management of higher education institutions and systems. In line with the history of EAIR, the series aims to cross boundaries between types of activities and seeks to cater for a mix of contributors.
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Transformation Fast and Slow: Digitalisation, Quality and Trust in Higher Education
(Forum held in Berlin. Published by Brill, 2022)
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Sustaining the Future of Higher Education
(Online Conference, Published by Brill, 2021)
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Responsibility of Higher Education systems What? How? Why?
(Forum held in Leiden, Published by Brill, 2020)
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Competition, Collaboration and Complementarity
(Forum held in Budapest. Published by Central European University, 2019).
Rosalind M.O. Pritchard, Mark O’Hara, Clare Milsom, James Williams and Liviu Matei (Eds)

This conference was held at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. The stylish atrium of the CEU is pictured on the cover of the book. At the time of the Forum, the CEU was located in Budapest, but as is well known, there is an incompatibility of values between the CEU and the current government of Hungary. This has forced the CEU to relocate to Austria where the University has been welcomed in Vienna.
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Under Pressure
(Forum held in Porto. Published by Brill, 2019).
Pedro N. Teixeira, Amélia Veiga, Maria João Machado Pires da Rosa and António Magalhães (Eds)

This Forum took place in the beautiful historic city of Porto, with the conference dinner in the distinguished setting of Taylor’s Port Winery. The cover is intended to express the difficult challenge faced nowadays by many higher education institutions as they strive to cope with multiple pressures and aim at finding a balance strong enough to ensure their sustainability in the long run.
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Collaboration, Communities and Competition
(Forum held in Birmingham. Published by Sense, 2017)
Pedro N. Teixeira, Amélia Veiga, Samuel Dent, Laura Lane and Tony Strike (Eds)

The book has on its cover a picture from Sheffield, site of one of the great British Civic Universities - of which the Forum venue, Birmingham City University, is also an example. That stunning new British university building created a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching, generating interest from all over the world. It won the Design through Innovation award in the 2016 Yorkshire and Humber Region Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) competition and was also shortlisted for the Yorkshire awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
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Positioning Higher Education Institutions
(Forum held in Krems. Published by Sense, 2016)
Rosalind M. O. Pritchard Attila Pausits and James Williams (Eds)

The map is full of visual wit that conveys its own stimulating ideas about HE. To the North you can see the Cliffs of Crisis illuminated by the Lighthouse Ranking Tower near to the Ranking Forest. One of the monuments in the forest is the Triple Helix which co-exists with the Ivory Towers. Both are bounded by the Diversification Fence and the Bologna River. Elsewhere we find natural features such as the Funding Cave, Governance Lake, Competition Mountain and the Loosely Coupled Islands to the East. Far out in the sea, away from Quality Beach, is situated the small island named Excellence which rises like a diamond in the Ocean of Research.
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Diversity and Excellence
(Forum held in Essen. Published by Sense, 2015)
Rosalind M. O. Pritchard, Matthias Klumpp and Ulrich Teichler (Eds)

The cover shows the Zollverein Mine, Essen, which is now a UNESCO heritage site and was in operation from 1851 to the 1980s. It was the largest coalmine during this time and is still an architectural landmark in the Bauhaus style. The photograph was taken by Andrew Gibson, then Senior Research Assistant, Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Dublin Institute of Technology. He works with Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, formerly President of the EAIR and well-known for her research on rankings in HE.
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Resilient Universities
(Forum held in Stavanger. Published by Peter Lang, 2013)
Jan Erik Karlsen and Rosalind M. O. Pritchard (Eds)

Pulpit Rock or Devil’s Rock towers 604 meters above a nearby fjord (Lysefjorden) and is one of Norway’s premier tourist attractions. The shelf is square-shaped, measuring approximately 25 x 25 meters. Geologists believe that frost sculpted the plateau like this over 10,000 years ago: water froze in the cracks of the mountain, forcing giant rocks down the sides along with the glacier. This cover photo may serve as a metaphor for the tensions to which HE is subject: traditional values and neoliberal values. The man is perilously balanced between the two.
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