L’université compétitive ? L’économisation de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche en Pologne

Abstract : This contribution deals with the « economization » of the Higher Education (HE) and Research in Poland after 1989. The transformations of the Polish HE have been shaped by post-communist legacies and the contingencies of establishing liberal economy regime. Another set of inputs originated from the conditionality of the EU accession process, which coincided with the launching of the Bologna Process. The former implied a vast privatisation of the HE system. The latter’s tenet was to define the role of the sector as supporting a “knowledge based economy”, agenda promoted by the Lisbon strategy and international institutions in the field. However, the relative weight of the European factor is still a matter of debate in the academic scholarship on the topic. While the growing competition between universities, research centres and researchers themselves can be observed in the recent HE reforms in Poland, the mechanisms and the actors behind this process have been under-investigated. The paper analyses the circulation of reform narratives that based on economic arguments and market rationale. It focuses on a wide range of experts who were involved in the debate on HE and the reform design: civil servants, politicians, educational experts, and representatives of the academic community in Poland, who have contributed to frame the analysed reforms.
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Dorota Dakowska. L’université compétitive ? L’économisation de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche en Pologne . XI Congrès AFSP, Association Française de Science Politique, Aug 2011, Strasbourg, France. ⟨hal-01184864⟩

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