Universities and Elite Formation in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe

Edited by: Florian Bieber, Harald Heppner

Higher education and academia have been central pillars of the modern state in creating a new political and social elite. In Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, these new elites were first educated in the big European centers of higher education, in particular, Germany and the Habsburg monarchy. Over time, new national centers of higher education have emerged, often with the role of strengthening the new nation states. Contributions in this book explore ruptures and continuities of higher education in the countries of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. They focus on academic migration, the impact of the nation state on the academia, as well as the Communist legacies and challenges of transition. (Series: Transcultural Research on the Austria Libraries Abroad / Transkulturelle Forschungen an den Osterreich-Bibliotheken im Ausland - Vol. 11) [Subject: Higher Education, European Studies]

Publication Date: 6/2/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906151