German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 3, July

A Comparative View on Policy Trends in Western European Higher Education
Abstract This paper gives an overview of the most relevant policy developments (1999-2001) regarding higher education in a number of Western European countries. The focus is on Austria, Denmark, Finland, Flanders, France, Germany, the Netherlands,...
Campus Europae
The European higher education area The Bologna Process After predominantly US and Australian universities recognised and actively embraced globalisation more than a decade ago, the 1999 "Bologna Process" has now led most European universities...
Gender Inequality in German Academia and Strategies for Change
Abstract Historically, women were excluded from higher education and academia. Nowadays they constitute half or often the majority of students in most European countries. Nevertheless women are still under-represented in scientific careers and...
Higher Education, Internationalisation, and the Nation-State
Abstract 'Internationalisation' became a key theme in the 1990s, both in higher education policy debates and in research on higher education. The process is accompanied by a European policy that seems to favour a de-nationalisation of higher...
Introduction: Looking Back: Higher Education Reform in Germany
The history of higher education reform in Germany is rooted in the beginning of the 19th century. The victory earned by Napoleon over the Prussian army in 1806 led to comprehensive restructuring of the institutions of the Prussian State, including...
Reform or Re-Labeling? A Student's Perspective on the Introduction of the Bachelor's and Master's Degree in German Higher Education
The German higher education illness: a diagnosis The German higher education system is suffering from a serious malaise. After years of inactivity and half-hearted reforms, the diagnosis is clear--we have to change our habits, or the patient will...
Theses on Status Quo and Future Challenges of the German System of Higher Education
I. Talking about the status quo and future challenges of German higher education is not possible without considering the developments in Europe. Both the programmes of the EU and the so-called Bologna-process are leading to a loss of national sovereignty...