Barbara M. Kehm. Higher Education as a Field of Study and Research in Europe. European Journal of Education, Volume 50 (1), pages 60–74, March 2015. DOI: 10.1111/ejed.12100
This article describes the emergence of higher education as a field of research, scholarship and study. In the first part, the meaning of higher education as a field of research is defined contrasting Europe and the US. Then, the institutional basis of higher education research in Europe is analysed (learned societies, institutes and centres, professorships, journals, study programmes). In the second part, the main areas of research and knowledge production are discussed, while the third focuses on the relationships between higher education research, policy and practice. The article ends with sections on future perspectives and conclusions.