New book: quality, performance and accountability in HE

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn has co-edited a new book which looks at quality, performance and accountability in higher education from an international perspective.

The book provides insights from around the world on how best to understand, assess and improve quality, performance and accountability in higher education. It was launched earlier this week at Tsinghua University’s conference, ‘Constructing Higher Education Evaluation Systems for the Global Era’.

The role, scale and expectations of universities have changed as knowledge intensity has become a key determinant of economic competitiveness. Universities face increasing pressure to demonstrate their fitness to meet the needs of society and individuals.

Questions about the quality, performance and productivity of higher education are central to these concerns. The book brings together international scholars to address these issues and propose how to move beyond them.

It is the first comprehensive reference of its kind and will be of interest to practitioners in higher education and education policy-making as well as researchers and students of social science and public policy.

Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education is published by Edward Elgar.