Ulrich Teichler

Ulrich Teichler
Universität Kassel · International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER)

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Introduction
Ulrich Teichler is professor emeritus at the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER), Universität Kassel. Ulrich did Qualitative Social Research and Quantitative Social Research. Major themes of his research on higher education were higher education and the world of work, higher education systems in comparative perspective, internationality of higher and the ademic profession. After having been active in research projects for more than 40 years, he continues to be involved in advisory activties for institutions, projects and doctoral candidates.'
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June 1978 - September 2013
Universität Kassel
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  • Professor (Full)
June 1978 - September 2013
Universität Kassel
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (862)
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The international comparative research “The Academic Profession in the Knowledge-Based Society” (APIKS) indicates that the belief among academics in a creative teaching-research nexus by no means has vanished. The “unity of teaching and research” had been considered to be a key concept of the “modern” university since the beginning of the nineteent...
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Changes in the governance system have been viewed as one of the key issues of higher education since about the 1990s. In many countries, the “managerial university” emerged accompanied by a controversial discourse about its strengths and about dangers implied. As academics are key actors performing key functions in higher education and as governanc...
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Varios autores realizan aportes desde la investigación, experiencias de gestión y trabajo en red acerca de la relación entre la educación superior y el mundo del trabajo, abordando aspectos como: el relacionamiento con graduados, empleabilidad, mentorías, aprendizaje experiencial, servicios de apoyo al fortalecimiento de la empleabilidad, orientaci...
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Esta publicación constituye un trabajo colaborativo basado en contribuciones de investigadores y profesionales de la educación superior. En su mayor parte, derivadas de ponencias escogidas para el V Encuentro Bienal de Educación Superior y Mundo del Trabajo (BIESTRA 2019). Una selección de artículos que ha sido complementada con aportes de invitado...
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The central focus of this monograph (second revised edition; first edition 2015) is the concept of higher education reform in the light of an international and global comparative perspective. After decades of far-reaching reform, higher education around the world has profoundly changed. This history, combined with the challenges of the present, giv...
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The national ministers in charge of higher education of the majority of European countries agreed in the late 1990s to embark on reforms on the way towards a “European Higher Education Area”. The major aim was to increase and enhance international student mobility, whereby the establishment of a convergent system of “cycles” of study programmes sho...
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In economically advanced countries around the world, a number of similar developments in higher education can be observed such as a substantial growth of enrolment rates and diversification over several decades and more recently internationalisation, a stronger role of management and competition, as well as growing expectations to be socially relev...
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In this working paper Ulrich Teichler analyzes the character of steering in higher education and its impact in the academic domain with a special focus in developments in economically advanced countries over a period of more than five decades. He presents an overview of the core substantive issues, which are predominantly targeted by the steering s...
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Wie eng Hochschulausbildung und Berufswelt miteinander verzahnt sein sollten, darüber scheiden sich die Geister, wie ein Blick auf die öffentlichen Debatten in den letzten Jahrzehnten zeigt. Auch differieren die Ansichten darüber, welches die wichtigsten Probleme und mögliche Verbesserungen in diesem Bereich sind, stark zwischen verschiedenen Lände...
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Traditional doctoral training in Germany has been called the “apprenticeship model” in some comparative studies. The doctoral candidate – not student – worked almost exclusively on the dissertation while being supervised, as a rule, by a single professor. The more the universities got involved in highly organized modes of research, the higher the p...
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Die gesellschaftliche Bedeutung der Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte deutlich gewachsen. Eine Studienanfängerquote von mehr als der Hälfte der entsprechenden Altersstufe und der Begriff ‚Wissensgesellschaft‘ signalisieren die gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen, dass die Hochschulen ihre Traditionen neu sort...
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As a student at the Max Planck Institute for Educational Research in Berlin in the 1960s, and at the same time as the Berlin manager of the campaign for disarmament, the author was closely in touch with the student protest of the time. From this perspective, he notes retrospectively that only a minority of student protest in the Federal Republic of...
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The extent to which and how curricula, teaching and learning in higher education should be shaped to prepare students for their subsequent work and for activities in other life spheres has been a frequently and often controversially discussed theme in economically advanced countries since about the 1950s. The increase of the graduation rates from l...
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Universities are considered to be those institutions where the key staff, the academic profession, is expected to strike a balance between teaching and research. The two functions are considered to cross-fertilize each other, but the balance seems to be constantly endangered. This does not come as a surprise in the wake of an unequal regulatory sys...
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The surveys of the German academic profession undertaken in 1992 and 2007 partly confirm and partly challenge conventional assumptions about how academics in Germany think and act. Professors at German universities turn out to be hard-working and productive. They consider their preference for research as compatible with a close link between teachin...
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This volume explores the various issues that have impact on the academic career of professionals in European Higher Education. Higher education institutions (HEIs) are now traversed by profound uncertainties and are more challenged than ever on quality issues, in its conceptual nature and in the extension and amendment of its mission. The first pa...
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Higher education research in Europe has experienced growth since about the 1960s but altogether has remained a small field. It is characterized by fuzzy borderlines between those closely attached to this thematic focus and representatives of various disciplines touching this theme occasionally as well as between researchers and other experts involv...
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In 1988, the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) was founded – a membership organization of higher education researchers interested in enhancing the academic quality of higher education research, thereby striving for a balance between theoretical enhancement and societal relevance of research and placing emphasis on macro-societal iss...
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Der Band folgt der Geschichte der 1388 gegründeten ‚alten‘ Kölner Universität bis zur ihrer Schließung im Jahre 1798. Die Beiträge stellen die Besonderheiten der Kölner Entwicklung in den Kontext der gesamteuropäischen Universitätsgeschichte. Hierbei gewinnt die mittelalterliche Universitätsidee ihr Profil und ihre bis heute reichende Attraktivität...
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Information on the international mobility of persons in charge of teaching and/or research at institutions of higher education is by no means abundant. Most official statistics provide only information on their current citizenship. A closer look reveals that international mobility can be enormously varied – for example, migration initiated by their...
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Since the late 1990s, substantial changes of financing higher education occurred in Germany. The total amount of public funding kept pace with inflation and growing student enrolment, whereby the share of Länder funding decreased and that of Federal funding increased. Additionally, higher education institutions generated more funds from other sourc...
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In Valuing Higher Education, leading international analysts examine Gareth Williams’s contribution to shaping our thinking about the economics of higher education in essays that are a testimony to Williams’s conception that the field cannot be properly understood unless viewed alongside social policy, changes in knowledge production, the life chanc...
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In this bibliography, Ester Höhle and Ulrich Teichler compile the publications that emerge from several projects about the academic profession. Both authors are active in the international cooperative projects "Changing Academic Profession" (CAP) and the "EUROAC: Responses to Societal Challenges" Project. The CAP is designed as a follow-up project...
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The academic profession in Germany is widely viewed – in comparative perspective - as being fairly heterogeneous. There seems to be quite a status gap between university professors and junior academics, and the junior careers are often viewed as being overshadowed by job insecurity, high selectively and dependency. Moreover, the situation of the ac...
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In this chapter the larger policy framework that influences the relationships between doctoral education and labor market policy in Europe is described. In the first section, the traditions of doctoral education prevalent in continental Europe are contrasted to the US model of graduate education and a brief account is provided about the internation...
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Celem niniejszego artykulu jest panoramiczne przedstawienie dorobku europejskich badan nad szkolnictwem wyzszym. Autor szczegolowe analizuje kolejne etapu ich rozwoju, wskazuje najwazniejsze prace i badaczy w polu, jak rowniez instytucje, w ktorych prowadzą swoje badania. Drobiazgowo przedstawia rowniez glowne obszary tematyczne badan szkolnictwa w...
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This last chapter of the book uses an analytical approach in which academics’ demographics, career and self-understanding (values and perspectives) is understood to be a non-linear and complex function of the country in which academics work, the regulations and policies regarding higher education, and the specific institutions in which they work. A...
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As an introduction to the book, this chapter presents a short justification for the study of academics' personal characteristics, career trajectories, sense of identity/commitment and job satisfaction. The central argument is that as academics are the individuals in charge of the teaching, research and service functions of higher education institut...
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This book is a festschrift for CHET Fellow, Peter Maassen, on his 60th birthday. But it is also about the maturing field of higher education studies, which only started to develop during the 1960s. The book consists of 28 short chapters divided into four themes: higher education governance and reform; European integration in higher education; high...
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The discourse on ‘knowledge society’ and ‘knowledge economy’ often implicitly or explicitly suggests that the natural sciences are at the forefront of the development towards worldwide mobility, communication and cooperation in the world of knowledge, while the humanities and social sciences look more frequently at the specifics of certain cultures...
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This chapter ‘connects the dots’ between the outcomes of the CINHEKS study and relates these to contemporary higher education research practice and policy. This conclusion summarizes our main theoretical and conceptual findings, central empirical results and methodological advances in a way that illuminates the key issues and questions brought into...
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Der Bologna-Prozess beinhaltet die umfassendste Reform der deutschen Hochschulgeschichte. Er hat im Jahre 1999 mit der Unterzeichnung der Bologna-Erklärung von damals 29 Wissenschaftsminister/innen europäischer Länder begonnen. Die Bologna-Reform ist eine freiwillige Vereinbarung von heute 48 Ländern, die zu einem großen Teil nicht Mitglieder der E...
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Im Fokus vieler Nachwuchsinitiativen steht, das Hineinwachsen in Forschung und Entwicklung der Bildungseinrichtungen zu erleichtern. Zu diesen Initiativen gehört auch das „Junge Forum Medien und Hochschulentwicklung“, das Nachwuchsforschenden sowie -praktikerinnen und -praktikern aus den vier beteiligten Fachgesellschaften (dghd, GMW, GI/FG E-Learn...
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Die gesellschaftliche Bedeutung der Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte deutlich gewachsen. Eine Studienanfängerquote von mehr als der Hälfte der entsprechenden Altersstufe und der Begriff ‚Wissensgesellschaft‘ signalisieren die gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen, dass die Hochschulen ihre Traditionen neu sort...
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This special issue offers a broad discussion on the subject of changing graduate employment and work and the role played by higher education in this respect. It addresses global discourses but focuses on developments and discourses in Asia. Drawing from original research and shared ideas, this discussion attempts to answer the following questions:...
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The book draws on the 2007 Changing Academic Profession international survey in order to document the personal characteristics, career trajectories, sense of identity/commitment and job satisfaction of academics in 14 countries with different levels of economic and social development and different higher education systems. With nearly 26,000 academ...
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Higher education has been one of the major thematic areas of the European Journal of Education over the years, and the relationships between higher education the world of work have been one of the 10 major themes in this area. The multitude of related articles shows substantial changes of the situation and the related discourse. The employment and...
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At the turn of the twenty-first century, frequent and profound questions are being raised concerning the purposes and accomplishments of contemporary higher education and learning. We note a lively debate on the current issues and on the future of higher education in the public policy domain, within the higher education system, and among researcher...
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The central focus of this monograph is the concept of higher education reform in the light of an international and global comparative perspective. After decades of far-reaching reform, higher education around the world has profoundly changed and now has to face the challenges of the present. This volume takes a close look at these changes, the driv...
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This chapter discusses three main issues in Japan viewed in comparison to the academic profession in Germany: the challenge of comparative research, comparative analysis of the academic profession, and the academic profession in Japan. The academics' views and activities vary substantially in both countries according to their rank and institutional...
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In some occupations, which vary according to country, graduates must undergo an initial training period after graduation before embarking on regular employment. In other cases, they are regularly employed and must undergo mandatory training periods to obtain a professional qualification. Finally, employers organised off- and onthe- job training for...
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Gedruckte Ausg. im Verl. Jenior & Preßler, Kassel, erschienen.
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Although internationalisation of the scientific world is a key issue in public attention and policy, the actual information base on migration and mobility of 'teachers in higher education', 'scholars', 'academics' or 'researchers' has remained weak. Most available statistics focus on 'foreign' students or 'foreign' scholars rather than persons mobi...
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Five major themes are often addressed in the discourse of mobility in science: the definition and classification of the persons in mind (scholars, academics, researchers, etc); the frequency and the configuration of mobility; the roles mobility and migration play for the individuals; the roles they play for institutions (universities, research inst...
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Higher education research is a small field as compared to the size of the higher education system. As a theme-based field, it is expected to strive both for academic quality and practical relevance. Many scholars involved address this area only occasionally, and more research is linked to administrations or external stakeholders than based on acade...
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The relationships between education and employment are determined not only by the function of education to prepare learning for subsequent work tasks and other life spheres, but also by the fact that education selects: in an educational meritocracy, the monetary resources and the social recognitions are largely determined by the individuals' level...
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The International Panel was asked to consider the following issues: – What are the main characteristics of the Finnish Higher Education (HE) system and how has the system developed over the last decade? How has the system dealt with the major policy trends? How does the Finnish HE system compare to other European systems? Are there differences in o...
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Scholars have confused practitioners for about five decades with contradictory messages about the relationships between higher education and employment. On the one hand, expansion of education is praised as a vehicle for economic growth and social well-being, on the other hand, substantial proportions of university graduates are characterized as "o...
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Most current discussions of diversity within higher education systems focus on comparing and contrasting universities located at different positions in the vertical rankings hierarchy. This paper innovates by identifying trends and patterns in horizontal diversification- i. e., diversity of types of study programs, educational concepts, and special...
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This book is the first of two volumes that look at the changed landscape of higher education and the academic profession. This volume focuses on academic work, examining the significant changes that have taken place in the backgrounds, specialisations, expectations and work roles of academic staff. The academic profession is ageing, and becoming in...
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Esta publicación surge en 2015, año que es un punto de inflexión entre el final de la iniciativa de Campus de Excelencia Internacional (CEI) en España y un año tan especial para la Universidad de Granada como el de 2031, en el que se cumple el V Centenario de su fundación. La iniciativa CEI tenía como horizonte 2015 y supuso la elaboración de proye...
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Higher education is expected to be socially relevant. However, there is a controversial discourse in both higher education policy and in higher education research, how striving for 'quality' according to theoretical and methodological criteria can co-exist with efforts of ensuring the relevance of academic work. Academics are frequently accused of...
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Higher education research is a small field with fuzzy borderlines between those closely attached to this thematic focus and representatives of various disciplines touching this theme occasionally, as well as between researchers and other experts involved in knowledge production on higher education along other tasks. It is a sizeable field of resear...
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This book focuses on the changes in academic careers and their implications for job attachment and the management of academic work. Against the background of an ageing profession, with different demands on academic staff, increasing insecurity, accountability and internationalisation, it discusses important, common themes in detail. This book exami...
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The following chapter addresses a higher education reform process where the issues of comparing system characteristics and of internationality of higher education were closely intertwined. In the so-called Bologna Process, efforts have been made for more than a decade in Europe to create a similar “stage” or “cycle” structure of study programmes an...
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As we stated in the Preface, "there are no universal solutions to the problems involved in setting up and operating a quality doctoral program. Rather, educators would be wise to be aware of the alternatives at their disposal and make informed choices based on an understanding of their institution and the larger societal contexts." As we also menti...
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Deliberations on the character of doctoral education and training in the discipline of education are central to this volume. This chapter provides a framework for the deliberations in the subsequent four chapters. First, I will sketch the variety of approaches to doctoral education and training across disciplines and across countries. Second, I wil...
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Many international comparative analyses on the state of higher education, research, and other advanced knowledge focus on economically-advanced countries (that is, countries where enhancement of knowledge, economic growth, societal modernization and cultural enhancement are not recent phenomena). Other countries are viewed as "catching up" more or...
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The possible contribution of higher education to the equality of opportunity has not been high on the agenda in European policy discourse in recent years. For example, the “social dimension” of higher education was only a minor theme in the Bologna Process. The available data suggest that the conditions in the various European countries would be to...
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This chapter provides a conceptual framework for the book. The conceptual framework focuses on how the two competing ideas of higher learning institutions—elitism and egalitarianism—are incorporated and coordinated in modern institutional forms. The modern university has developed from an elite stage to a mass stage and from a mass to a post-massif...
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Reflections on the future of higher education have been undertaken occasionally by supranational organizations, as well as by higher education researchers. They are considered necessary because higher education has had an impact on future scholars and future professionals for several decades. Also, research has addressed potentially relevant issues...
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Two major waves of growth of enrolment rates in higher education in economically advanced countries have stimulated discourses and measures to restructure patterns of the higher education system. In the 1960s and 1970s, when enrolment rates over 20 % became customary, attention was paid to the increase of shorter and often more vocational study pro...
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We set out to discuss and analyze in order to propose university ideals for the “third wave,” but we ended up at the “crossroads” because the new phenomena confronting the contemporary university are too complicated. The competition for world-class status is part of globalization and the phenomenon should be addressed as a part of globalized social...
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Die Bologna-Erklärung aus dem Jahre 1999 hat zu großen Veränderungen an den Hochschulen geführt. Kaum jemand weiß jedoch genau, wie es zu der Bologna-Erklärung kam und was diese besagt. Was waren die Ziele der Erklärung, und inwiefern wurde diese erreicht? Hat die Reform die Studienbedingungen verschlechtert, wie vielfach zu hören ist? Sind Studier...

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The research focuses on the slow but steady evolution of the working conditions of the German academic profession in cross-country comparison. The 1992-2007-2018 evolution keywords are: research excellence, metrification, organizing and management, knowledge society and economy, mass higher education.
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Angebots- und Nachfragestrukturen, Entwicklungen, Trends