By Marcel Herbst

ISBN-10: 1402055595

ISBN-13: 9781402055591

ISBN-10: 1402055609

ISBN-13: 9781402055607

This significant booklet addresses more moderen practices of source allocation which tie college investment to signs of functionality. It covers the evolvement of mass better schooling and the linked curtailment of investment, the general public administration reform debate during which performance-based budgeting or investment advanced, and sketches substitute governance and administration modes which might be used as a substitute. 4 appendices hide extra technical issues.

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2002, Chapters 7 and 8). 43 “[Die] fehlende Differenzierbarkeit [im deutschen Hochschulwesen] behindert nicht nur die Herausbildung kritischer Forschungsmassen, sie behindert insbesondere die optimale Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses [. . ] Erschwerend kommt hinzu, dass ein gewichtiger Teil der Grundlagenforschung außeruniversitär betrieben wird. Der Nachwuchs wird dadurch von der Spitzenforschung eher ausgeschlossen, als an sie herangeführt, und dies in einem Land, in dem bei jeder Gelegenheit die Einheit von Forschung und Lehre beschworen wird”.

A more likely reason for the sparsity of such investigations could be that crosscultural, international studies on the history and sociology of higher education have simply been lacking in recent years, in spite of efforts to compare higher education systems. Achievement in higher education clearly cannot be assessed simply by looking at the research achievement. This is naturally so if we look at institutions which have no research focus, which are dedicated toward teaching. If we look at institutions with such teaching foci, if we look at the nonuniversity sector of higher education, we observe no great morphological differences which would separate institutions in one Western country from another.

In a recent interview, Bruno Staffelbach, a Professor of Business at the University of Zürich, and a one-star General in the new Swiss Army, remarked — perhaps in jest (Mühlethaler, 2004): “Die Armee und die Universität unterscheiden sich nicht so stark. Auch die akademische Welt ist sehr hierarchisch [. . ]” (“The army and the University are not that different. The academic world, too, is strongly hierarchically structured [. . ]”; my translation). 4, p. 167) . a. a. 3 business cultures and legal structures.

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