The research involves a substantial interrogation of the literature as well as the written evidence and documentation of different European HE systems, together with empirical work.
Nine case study universities have been selected for the UK study, four in England and two each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland plus one new for-profit university.
Four case study countries have been selected for the wider European research programme but decisions have yet to be taken about how many case study institutions will be selected in each.
The complete programme will involve more than 100 interviews at the global, system and institutional levels.
We intend that the UK study will be completed by the end of 2017 and the rest of Europe by the end of 2018 with the project’s final conclusions and publication following by 2020.