Risks and Risk-based Regulation in Higher Education Institutions

Christian Huber*

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Risk‐based regulation is a relatively new mode of governance. Not only does it offer a way of controlling institutions from the outside but it also provides the possibility of making an organisation’s achievements visible/visualisable. This paper comments on a list of possible risks that higher education institutions have to face. In a second step, it is discussed that a higher education institution changes when a framework of risk‐based regulation is adopted. The paper then illustrates how governance changes when the risk‐based regulation approach is transferred from a UK context to an overall European one with differing traditions of higher education.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTertiary Education and Management
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)83-95
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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