Policy Changes, Marketisation Trends and Spatial Dispersion in European Higher Education: Comparing Public and Private Sectors

Pedro N. Teixeira, Vera Rocha, Ricardo Biscaia, Margarida F. Cardoso

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Decades of expansion in European higher education have led to the need to cater to an increasingly diverse student population in a more economical and efficient way. The realities of mass higher education have resulted in major transformations, with visible changes in the modes and instruments of regulation and a greater emphasis on market forces and institutional competition. In this article we reflect about the relevance of those changes from a regional point of view, especially by looking at the public–private mix of higher education and the way those regulatory changes may have influenced patterns of spatial and programmatic diversification across a sample of European countries.
TidsskriftCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)271-288
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Higher Education
  • Regulation
  • Competition
  • Markets
  • Diversification
  • Public Policy