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Marek Kwiek

Affiliation: Professor, Center for Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Poznan University (Poland)
Address: Center for Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences Poznan University ul. Szamarzewskiego 89, 60-569 Poznan Poland

Professor Marek Kwiek, director of the Center for Public Policy Studies, of Poznan University, Poland. His research interests include university governance, supranational and European educational policies, welfare state and public sector reforms, transformations of the academic profession, and academic entrepreneurialism. He has published 90 papers and 9 books. A higher education policy expert to the European Commission, USAID, OECD, the World Bank, UNESCO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, and UNDP. Apart from about 20 international policy projects, he has participated in about 20 international research projects, funded by the European Commission, European Science Foundation (ESF) and various international research foundations. He spent three years at North American universities and was a Fulbright "New Century Scholar 2007-2008”. An editorial board member in "Higher Education Quarterly" and  "European Educational Research Journal".

Publications available on this website

Politics and Demographics in Poland2011


Publications since 2010

Kwiek, Marek (forthcoming). “From System Expansion to System Contraction. Access to Higher Education in Poland”. Comparative Education Review, 2013.

Kwiek, Marek (2012). “Changing Higher Education Policies: From the Deinstitutionalization to the Reinstitutionalization of the Research Mission in Polish Universities”. Science and Public Policy. Vol. 39. 1-14. (doi:10.1093/scipol/scs042) 

Kwiek, Marek (2012). “Public-Private Intersectoral Competition: Fees and Declining Demographics”. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Vol. 42. No. 1. 153-157.

Kwiek, Marek (2012). “Higher Education Reforms and Their Socio-Economic Contexts: Shifting Funding Regimes and Competing Social Narratives”. In: Marek Kwiek, Peter Maassen (eds.),National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context: Comparative Reflections on Poland  and Norway. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 155-178.

Kwiek, Marek (2011). “The Public-Private Dynamics in Polish Higher Education. Demand-Absorbing Private Growth and Its Implications”. Higher Education Forum. No. 8. (3). 121-147.

Kwiek, Marek (2010). “Creeping Marketization: Where Polish Private and Public Higher Education Sectors Meet”. In: Roger Brown (ed.), Higher Education and the Market. New York: Routledge. 135-146.