Publications of Matei, L.
The European Higher Education Area: Between critical reflections and future policies
Offers unique insights regarding the state of affairs of European higher education research and focuses on essential themes in European higher education policies
Addressing challenges in higher education in the countries of Eastern Central Europe
The countries of Eastern Central Europe are often considered to share important similarities in many areas, including higher education, to the point of representing a distinctive region on the global map. To date, however, there is no consistent corpus of research available that would expound what these similarities are about exactly, what is their origin, or their relevance for the efforts to advance higher education in the respective countries. This paper is intended to make a contribution both in a theoretical order, by identifying and scrutinizing briefly some of the key conceptual elements that could help understand whether it is legitimate and useful to talk about Eastern Central Europe as a “region”, and also in a practical, policy perspective, by raising questions and putting forward recommendations regarding how to address challenges in higher education in this part of the world. The paper focuses on the following questions: What justifies a discussion about Eastern Central Europe as a region? Are there common challenges in higher education throughout the region at present? What are they and how could they be addressed?
Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference – The Future of Higher Education (second edition). Conference report
The report summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the second Bologna Researchers’ Conference, organized in Bucharest on 24-26 November 2014. In particular, the report puts forward several conclusions and recommendations formulated with a view to informing the discussions and decisions at the upcoming Bologna Ministerial Conference (Yerevan, 14 – 15 May 2015). They refer to the following main themes: - The current state of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area. - The future of higher education in Europe. - New priority areas for the development of higher education in Europe. - The role of research vis-à-vis policy making in higher education.
EUA Funding Forum: ‘Strategies for efficient funding of universities’. Forum report
The report provides an account of the 2nd EUA Funding Forum, its main findings, conclusions, and recommendations. For a sense of perspective, the report includes short comparative references to the first edition of the Forum. The EUA Funding Forum is an initiative launched in 2012. It represents a unique, inclusive platform aimed at all higher education funding stakeholders. The 2nd EUA Funding Forum was hosted by the University of Bergamo on 9-10 October 2014. 250 participants from 35 countries attended. They included university leaders, administrators, higher education researchers, representatives of student organisations, public authorities (from the local, national, and European levels), funding agencies and organizations, and privatesector partners. The central topic of this edition of the Forum was strategies for efficient funding of universities. This topic was chosen considering the current context of enhanced competition for public resources and changing funding modalities. The main conclusions and recommendations of the 2nd EUA Funding Forum summarised in this report refer to (1) characteristics of the current period in Europe with regard to funding of higher education, and (2) how to elaborate efficient strategies for funding.
Les tsiganes aux frontières des États
The Gypsies at the Frontiers of the State
Megismerés és tudatlanság az etnikai közösségekben
Knowledge and Ignorance in Ethnic Communities