Research Group 1


The System Level Policy (SLP) Research Group carries out research activities that aim at critically analysing higher education policies, their development and their effects in different contexts. Taking on a multi-level analysis perspective, SLP encompasses studies on higher education reforms at the system and institutional levels. The influence of the narratives of higher education governance and management, as well as the reorganisation of its structures and processes, is also one of its central foci of attention. The relationships between governance and management, and between the transnational, European, national and institutional levels in the shaping of higher education policies have, thus, been research objects, putting forward the higher education shifts in Portugal and Europe. Thus, SLP develops: (i) comparative analyses of the influence of governance narratives at the national and institutional levels, and the cognitive-cultural, regulatory and normative elements of higher education governance; (ii) theorising of the governance and management of autonomous organisations (meta-governance); (iii) analyses of the effects of governance and management instruments on the political handling of higher education systems and higher education institutions; and (iv) analyses of the coherence and relevance of the European Union’s strategic objectives and their impact on higher education and its institutions.


Thursday, 25 October, 2018
Our visiting researcher Venkat Prakash presented yesterday, at the School of Engineering, Plymouth University, UK, his doctoral thesis entitled "Motivation to Conduct Research in a Rapidly Evolving Academic Environment: Study of Coimbatore’s Engineer...
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

CIPES received FCT funding for the next three years to carry out the Know-Best project: Partnerships in Knowledge production: Beliefs, Strategies and Tensions.

The project (No. 29427 FCT) aims to assess the impact of the European Union's po...


Saturday, 07 April, 2018

Call for Proposals
Eair 40th Annual Forum Budapest 2018
26-29 August 2018
Competition, Cooperation and Complementarity in Higher Education

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Saturday, 07 April, 2018

Call for Proposals
CHER 31st Annual Conference
Differentiation and Integration in Higher Education: Patterns and Dynamics
National Research University Higher School of Economics