This volume comprises papers presented at the third Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) conference held in Budapest on April 24-25, 2017.The event was part of a series of conferences organized by the CEHEC project, an initiative of the Center of International Higher Education Studies (CIHES) at Corvinus University of Budapest and Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education at Central European University (CEU). CEHEC has multiple goals. First, it aims to create a forum for sharing experiences and good practices, for discussing challenges, progress and opportunities for academic collaboration, and for policy discussion in the region’s higher education. Second, it builds a professional network that can provide support to relevant stakeholders. Last but not least, the series of conferences that emerged from this cooperation seek to provide more visibility to Central and Eastern Europe in the global higher education landscape and recreate the attractiveness the region had in the 1990s for researchers and policy makers.
The CEHEC conference series intends to bring together researchers and practitioners who share a continuous interest in promoting both the scholarly study and the practical advancement of higher education in the Central and Eastern European region. The third CEHEC conference, entitled “Worry or Not – Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe. Current Trends and Scenarios for the Near Future” aimed to scrutinize the chief reforms in higher education in the region over the past decade, identify the most important current trends and discuss possible future scenarios for the near future in the light of an atmosphere of declining enthusiasm and support for higher education.
Kari KUOPPALA: The Finnish Management by Results Reform in the Field of Higher Education
Gabriella KECZER: Initial Concerns and Experiences Regarding Community Higher Educational Centers in Hungary
Kateryna SUPRUN, Uliana FURIV: Governance equalizer: Ukrainian case study
Jan L. CIEŚLIŃSKI: Old and new funding formula for Polish universities
Anastassiya LIPOVKA: Raising Gender Equality in Kazakhstan through Management Education Modernisation
Valéria CSÉPE, Christina ROZSNYAI: Trends and Challenges in Hungarian Higher Education Quality Assurance Teaching, Learning and Research
Nicholas CHANDLER , Gábor KIRÁLY, Zsuzsanna GÉRING, Péter MISKOLCZI, Yvette LOVAS, Kinga KOVÁCS, Sára CSILLAG: When two worlds collide: cheating and the culture of academia
Matild SÁGI, Marianna SZEMERSZKI: Reforms in Teaching Professions and Changes in Recruitment of Initial Teacher Education in Hungary
Tamás JANCSÓ: The role of university identity and students’ opinions of each other in the university’s operation: through the example of Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
Zsuzsa M. CSÁSZÁR, Tamás Á. WUSCHING: Trends and Motivations Behind Foreign Students’ Choice of University in Three Hungarian Provincial University Towns
Samir SRAIRI: Determinants of student dropout in Tunisian universities
Éva PÁLINKÓ, Zsófia VIDA: How to achieve high scientific impact in SSH research projects? Findings of a case study
Aleš VLK, Šimon STIBUREK: Diversification, Autonomy and Relevance of Higher Education in the Czech Republic