The Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Dedicated to Building Knowledge about Private Higher Education around the World

Collaborating Scholars' Activities

Andrés Bernasconi | Publications since 2010, related to private higher education

Andrés Bernasconi, & Paula Clasing. 2015. Legitimacy in University Government: A New Typology. Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas 23(71).

Andrés Bernasconi & Daniela Véliz. 2015 Latin America Flagship Universities: From Early Notions of State Building to Seeking a Larger Role in Society. En John Aubrey Douglass (Ed.) The New Flagship University. Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Enrique Fernández y Andrés Bernasconi, A. 2014. Las nuevas carreras de medicina como símbolo: entre la legitimidad académica y la señalización de mercado. Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas, 22(74).  DOI:

Andrés Bernasconi. 2014. Too Small to Succeed: Middle-Income Nations and the Quest for Distinction in Global Higher Education. In Ying Cheng, Qi Wang and Nian Cai Liu (Eds.). How World-Class Universities Affect Global Higher Education, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 153-161.

Andrés Bernasconi. 2014. Chile: An overview. In Laura Rumbley, Robin Matross Helms, Patti McGill Peterson and Philip G. Altbach (Eds.). Global Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education Leaders: Briefs on Key Themes, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 225-228.

Andrés Bernasconi. 2013. Government and University Autonomy: The Governance Structure of Latin American Public Institutions. En Jorge Balán (ed.) Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government, and International Collaboration. New York: Institute for International Education, pp. 1-17.

Bernasconi, Andrés. 2011. A Legal Perspective on "Privateness" and "Publicness" in Latin American Higher Education. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 13:4, pp. 351-365.

Bernasconi, Andrés 2011. Private and public pathways to world class research universities: the case of Chile. En Philip G. Altbach and Jamil Salmi (Eds.) The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World Class Research Universities.Washington, D.C. The World Bank, 229-260.

Bernasconi, Andrés 2010. Educación Superior Privada en Chile. Boletín de Políticas Públicas en Educación Superior PPES Nº 10, Julio.

Bernasconi, Andrés 2010. Chile's Private Dominant Higher Education. En Kevin Kinser, Daniel C. Levy, Juan Carlos Silas Casillas, Andrés Bernasconi, et al. ASHE Higher Education Report Special Issue: The Global Growth of Private Higher Education. Volume 36, Issue 3. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 23-35.

Fengqiao Yan | Publications since 2010

Cai Yuzhuo and Fengqiao Yan (2011)“Organizational Diversity in Chinese Private Higher Education” in Pedro N. Teixeira and David D. Dill (eds.) Public Vices, Private Virtues? Assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education, pp47-66, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Yan Fengqiao,“Global expansion of private higher education and relevant policy issues: based on working papers of UNESCO higher education conference in 2009”, Educational Research, pp95-101, 2010, no. 4. in Chinese.

Yan Fengqiao, Lin Jing, “Commercial Civil Society: A Perspective on Private Higher Education in China”, Frontiers of Education in China, 2010. 5(4): 558-578. 

Other Activities since 2010

Research project titled “Academic profession in Chinese public and private higher education institutions”, sponsored by Ford Foundation. 2012-2014.

Research project titled “Agency, participative learning and multiple intelligence development: sustainable development of private higher education”, sponsored by Ford Foundation. 2010-2012.

Kevin Kinser | Publications since 2010

Kinser, K. (2015). Quality of teaching in the context of increasing non-public providers of higher education: Background Paper. Prepared for the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of Recommendations Concerning Teaching Personnel. Paris: UNESCO. [Paper Available:]

Kinser, K. (2014, July). For-Profit Pathways into STEM. Prepared for the National Research Council’s and National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Barriers and Opportunities to 2- and 4-year Undergraduate STEM Degrees. [Paper Available:]

Kinser, K. (2014). What We Know: Research About For-Profit Higher Education. Paper presented at Developing a Research Agenda: Tax Paying Colleges and Universities/For-Profit Higher Education. University of Southern California Pullias Center. [Paper available:]. Los Angeles, CA. April 29.

Kinser, K. (2013). Paying for For-Profit Higher Education: Implications of the United States Case. In Donald Heller and Claire Callender, Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective. (pp. 98-114). London: Routledge.

Kinser, K. (2013). The Quality-Profit Assumption. International Higher Education, 71, 12-13.

Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K. (2011). Reconsidering Privatization in Cross-Border Engagements: The Sometimes Public Nature of Private Activity. Higher Education Policy, 24. pp. 255-273. [winner of the 2010 International Association of Universities – Palgrave Prize in Higher Education Policy Research]

Kinser, K. (2011). Quality Assurance in Cross-Border Higher Education. In Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K., The Multi National University: Leadership, Administration, and Governance of International Branch Campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K. (2011). The Cross-Border Education Policy Context: Educational Hubs, Trade Liberalization, and National Sovereignty. In Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K., The Multi National University: Leadership, Administration, and Governance of International Branch Campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kinser, K. and Hill, B. (2011). Higher Education in Tumultuous Times—Facing Market Forces—Promoting the Common Good: A Transatlantic Dialogue. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

Kinser, K. (2010). A Global Perspective on For-Profit Higher Education. In Learning for Earning in a Globalized Society: For-profit Colleges and Universities as Schools and Businesses, William G. Tierney, Vicente M. Lechuga & Guilbert Hentschke, eds. pp. 145-170. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

Other Activities since 2010: Invited Presentations and Lectures

Kinser, K. (2012). Mapping the For-Profit Higher Education Landscape. Keynote address at conference on Access, Competition, and For-Profit Higher Education, Duke University, Durham, NC, September 21.

Kinser, K. (2012). Privatization in Tertiary Education: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Joint AERA-BERA symposium presented at the British Educational Research Association, Manchester, UK, September 5.

Kinser, K. (2012). Foreign Education Outposts: Models and Variations of International Branch Campuses. Paper presented at the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, June 2.  Jeju, South Korea.

Kinser, K. et al. (2012). The Observatory's IBC report: Summary findings. Symposium Presented at the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education Global Forum. April 25. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kinser, K. et al. (2012). For-Profit U. Webinar sponsored by Service Employees International Union. February 2. Pittsburgh, PA and online.

Kinser, K. et al. (2011). Students at Risk: The Shifting Roles of Public Higher Education and For-Profit Colleges and Universities. Symposium presented at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on On-Line Learning. November 10. Orlando, FL.

Kinser, K. (2011). Access Contributions of F or-Profit Higher Education. Webinar for the 2011 Student Success Webinar Series, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. June 16. (online). [based off of PROPHE working paper]

Kinser, K. and Jason E. Lane (2011). Mobility of Programmes, Off‐shore Campuses, Distance Education: Broadening access to international opportunities? Plenary session. International Association of Universities 4th Global Meeting. April 12. New Delhi, India.

Kinser, K. (2011) For-Profit Higher Education: Issues for Admissions Officers. Webinar for National Association for College Admission Counseling. January 25. (online).

Kinser, K. (2010). Current Issues and Future Prospects in For-Profit Higher Education. Syracuse University. November 9. Syracuse, NY.

Numerous media mentions during this period as well.

Marek Kwiek | 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.

Prachayani Praphamontripong Kanwar | Publications since 2010

Kanwar, Prachayani P. "Government Policies as Responses to Increased Demand for Higher Education: Experiences from Asian Private and Public Sectors," in Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation, Jongbloed, Ben W.A. and Vossensteyn, Hans, Eds., Routledge, December 2015. (

“Student Finance in Asia: Privatization amid Decisive Inter-sectoral Difference,” Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective, co-authored with D.C. Levy, edited by D.E. Heller and C. Callender, Routledge, forthcoming.

“Access without Equity? Private Higher Education Across Asia,” Higher Education in Dynamic Asia, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, 2012

The Role of Private Higher Education in the Philippines, co-authored with N. LaRocque, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, in progress.