Michigan Paper Series 2007 - Lorenz

Will the Universities Survive European Integration? Higher Education Policies in the EU and in the Netherlands before and after the Bologna Declaration

Description: To all appearances higher education in both the EU and the US has turned into a more fashionable topic for politicians and journalists than it was ten years ago1. With some frequency readers of the daily and the weekly press are informed about what is going on in 'the brain business' in the first half of their newspapers and journals — a topic that used to be covered by journalists at the very beginning of their career or by journalists who simply did not understand what the average reader finds interesting. Being a very complex and an utterly unsexy topic (moreover with a complex history), higher education usually just does not capture the publics' eye and imagination.

Publication Date: 2007