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Marek Kwiek – Curriculum Vitae (2016)

Born: 17/09/1966, Poznań, Poland

Academic title: (Full) Professor and Director

Work: Center for Public Policy Studies, UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy,
Faculty of Social Sciences, Poznań University, Ul. Szamarzewskiego 89, 60-569 Poznań, Poland



1. Academic career:

Assistant Professor, 1995-2001, Poznań University, Poland (UAM); PhD: 1995, Habilitation: 1999;
University Professor 2001-2009, UAM; Full Professor 2009-, UAM.

Center for Public Policy Studies, UAM, Director, 2002-

UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, Chair holder, 2012-2016

2. International Collaborative Research Projects (Selected) -

national team leader/ partner in 20 global and European collaborative research projects. Multi-year, theme-based research collaborations.


2018-2015 – a MASTER award \ professorial subsidy from the Foundation for Polish Science FNP), project: Institutional Autonomy and Adaptation Models of Polish Universities to the Changing Social and Economic Environment.

2017-2012 – a MAESTRO grant from the NCN (National Research Council), five-years long “Frontier Research” project: The Programme for Research in International Comparative Higher Education (1.66 MIL PLN or 415.000 EUR).

2017-2014 – a HARMONIA grant from the NCN (National Research Council), three-years long project: European Flagship Universities: Balancing Academic Excellence and Socio-Economic Relevance (FLAGSHIP). Coordinated by Peter Maassen (University of Oslo) and Marek Kwiek.

2012-2009 – national team leader, European Science Foundation (ESF), Academic Profession in Europe: Responses to Societal Challenges (EUROAC), coord. by Ulrich Teichler (Kassel University).

2013-2009 – national team leader and Board Member, EU “Marie Curie Initial Training Network” EDUWEL – Education and Welfare, 7th FP, coord. by Hans-Uwe Otto (Bielefeld University).

2012-2009 – national team leader, Board Member, 7th FP, Making Capabilities Work (WORKABLE) coord. by Hans-Uwe Otto (Bielefeld University).

2009-2007 – national team leader, Board Member, European Union Erasmus/LLL Programme GOODUEP – Good Practices in University-Enterprises Partnerships, coord. by Jose-Gines Mora, TU Valencia.

2007-2004 – national team leader and Board Member, European Union European Universities for Entrepreneurship – Their Role in the Europe of Knowledge, STREP Project in 6th Framework Programme, coord. by Michael Shattock and Gareth Williams, Institute of Education, the UK.

2004-2001 – team member, PROPHE: Program for Research on Private Higher Education, EAPS, State University of New York at Albany, USA, Ford Foundation, coord. by Daniel C. Levy.

2001-2000 – team member, The Academic Profession in a Changing International Environment, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA, funded by Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, coord. by Philip G. Altbach.


2013-2015 – partner, High Participation Systems across the World (Institute of Education, London, and National Research University - High School of Economics, Moscow, Russia), coordinated by Simon Marginson, Institute of Education, the UK.

2014-2015 – partner, Global University Rankings: Impacts on Universities Worldwide (Boston College Center for International Higher Education, Boston, the USA, and National Research University - High School of Economics, Moscow, Russia), coordinated by Philip G. Altbach, Laura Rumbley and Maria Yudkiewich.

2011-2013 – partner, Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET, EC/DG Education and Culture Project), chaired by Sally Power, Cardiff University, UK.

2010-2012 – national team leader, Institutional Learning within Transborder University Cooperation and Its Contribution to European Integration (BORDERUNI), funded by German-Polish Foundation for Research, coord. by Heidi Fichter-Wolf, IRS Leibniz Institute, Erkner, Germany.

2011-2009 – coordinator, EEA Grants/Norway Grants, Polish Higher Education and the European Higher Education and Research Areas (NORPOL), with Peter Maassen, Oslo University, Norway.

2007-2011 – partner, Network of Experts in Social Sciences of Education and Training (NESSE, EC/DG Education and Culture project), chaired by Roger Dale, Bristol University, the UK.

2007-2008 – senior adviser, Governance Reform Project (EC/DG Education and Culture project, coord. by Jürgen Enders and Jon File, CHEPS, Twente University, the Netherlands.

2008-2007 – team member, The Belgian Government – Ministry of Education (Bologna Process BENELUX 2009), Beyond Bologna Process 2010, coord. by B. Kehm, J. Huisman, and B. Stensaker.

2005-2002 – team member, European Union Erasmus GENIE Network (Globalization and Education Network in Europe), coord. by Susan Robertson, University of Bristol, the UK.

2003-2002 – team member, The International Attractiveness of the Academic Profession, the Dutch government, coord, by Jürgen Enders, CHEPS, Twente University, the Netherlands.

2003-2002 – team member, Doctoral Degrees and Qualifications in the Context of the European Higher Education Area, coord. by Jan Sadlak, UNESCO-CEPES.

2003-2002 – team member, European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA) project, Legal Framework of New Governance in Education Throughout Europe, hosted by College of Europe, Brugges, coord. by Jan De Groof.

3. International Fellowships -

three academic years spent at North American universities. Winner in competitions for highly prestigious research fellowship: a global Fulbright New Century scholar, a Fulbright scholar, a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, an International Open Society Institute Policy Fellow.

2008-2007 – a global “Fulbright New Century Scholar”, working under D. Bruce Johnstone, NCS Distinguished Leader, in a global Fulbright Foundation project Higher Education in the 21st Century: Equity and Access (Poznan/SUNY Buffalo, USA, 12 months).

2003-2002 – a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy (NED),Washington, DC, USA, Reforming Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe and Democratic Values, 6 months.

2000 – an International Open Society Institute Policy Fellow, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, The Identity Crisis. Polish Higher Education in Transition (hosts: Y. Elkana, V. Tomusk, P. Darvas, 12 months).

2000-1999 – a visiting professor, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (1 semester).

1999 – a visiting scholar, Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University, Berlin (2 months).

1997-1996 – a Kosciuszko Foundation postdoctoral visiting scholar, University of California at Berkeley, USA (host: Martin Jay, 6 months).

1996 – a Canadian Faculty Research Award Program visiting researcher, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (host: Charles Taylor, 2 months).

1995-1994 – a Fulbright Foundation visiting scholar, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA (host: Richard Rorty, research assistant to Richard Rorty, 10 months).

4. Academic Honors, Membership in International Networks and Associations.

2015 – Editorial Board Member, British Educational Research Journal.

2012 – Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Higher Education.

2011 – General Editor, book series Higher Education Research and Policy, Peter Lang, Frankfurt/New York.

(8 volumes in 2011-2015).

2005 – Editorial Board Member, Higher Education Quarterly.

2004 – Editorial Board member, European Educational Research Journal.

2015 – Editor-in-Chief, Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe, as well as a board member of 4 Polish academic journals.

Member of: CHER (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers); EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology); ERNOCRU (European Research Network on Civic Role of Universities); RERIES (European Network for Research and Innovation in Higher Education); EEPN (European Education Policy Network); GUNI (Global University Network Initiative); EERA (European Educational Research Association); and EAIR (European Higher Education Society).

5. International Higher Education Policy Projects -

team member (mostly team leader) in 30 international higher education policy and reform projects funded by all major international organizations in 12 transition countries.

International expert in higher education policy in 12 countries, author of research and policy reports for e.g. the European Commission (2001-2002), OECD (2003, 2006), Council of Europe (2003-2005), UNESCO-CEPES (2003), OSCE (2004-2007), USAID (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014), World Bank (2003-2004, 2008, 2010-2011, 2015-2016), UNDP (2010), as well as for several European governments.

Member of 3 high-level expert groups (OECD/CERI 2006, OECD/CERI 2003, European Commission HLEG STRATA 2001-2002). Co-author of the Polish national strategy (The Development of Higher Education in Poland until 2020) for Ernst and Young and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2009-2010).

6. Manuscript Reviewer For:

Higher Education (JCR); Studies in Higher Education (JCR); Scientometrics (JCR); Science and Public Policy (JCR); Research Policy (JCR); Management Learning (JCR); Higher Education Quarterly; European Educational Research Journal; Organization; and European Journal of Higher Education;

7. Publications (selection from 150).

  1. “The European research elite: a cross-national study of highly productive academics in 11 countries”. Higher Education, OnlineFirst: June 13, 2015. (JCR).
  2. “Academic Generations and Academic Work: Patterns of Attitudes, Behaviors and Research Productivity of Polish Academics after 1989”. Studies in Higher Education, 2015. Online First: (JCR).
  3. “The Internationalization of Research in Europe. A Quantitative Study of 11 National Systems from a Micro-Level Perspective”. Journal of Studies in International Education, 19(2), 2015. 1-19. (JCR).
  4. “The unfading power of collegiality? University governance in Poland in a European comparative and quantitative perspective”. International Journal of Educational Development 43 (2015) 77–89. (JCR).
  5. “Inequality in Academic Knowledge Production. The Role of Research Top Performers Across Europe”. In: Emanuela Reale and Emilia Primeri, eds., Universities in transition. Shifting institutional and organizational boundaries. Rotterdam: Sense, 2015. 202-235.
  6. “European Universities and Educational and Occupational Intergenerational Social Mobility”. In: Hans-Uwe Otto (ed.), “Making capabilities work – vulnerable young people in Europe and the issue of full citizenship”, Dordrecht: Springer, 2015. 87-111.
  7. “The Internationalization of the Polish Academic Profession. A European Comparative Approach”. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik. Vol. 60. No. 5. 2014. 681-695. (JCR).
  8. “Structural Changes in the Polish Higher Education System (1990-2010): a Synthetic View”. European Journal of Higher Education. Vol. 4. No. 3. 2014, 266-280.
  9. “Social Perceptions versus Economic Returns from Higher Education: The Bologna Process in Poland”. In: Tamás Kozma, Magdolna Rébay, Andrea Óhidy, and Éva Szolár (eds.), The Bologna Process in Central and Eastern Europe. Dordrecht: Springer. 2014. 147-182.
  10. “Changing higher education and welfare states in postcommunist Central Europe: New contexts leading to new typologies?” Human Affairs. Vol. 24. No. 1. 2014. 48-87.
  11. “From System Expansion to System Contraction: Access to Higher Education in Poland”. Comparative Education Review. Vol. 56. No. 3. 2013. 553-576. (JCR).
  12. “Changing Higher Education Policies: From the Deinstitutionalization to the Reinstitutionalization of the Research Mission in Polish Universities”. Science and Public Policy. Vol. 35. No. 5. 2012. 641-654. (JCR).
  13. “Marketization, Privatization, and Declining Demographics: Their Impact on Polish Higher Education”. International Studies in Education. Vol. 13. No. 3. 2013. 12-20.
  14. «Les universités en contexte de mutations économiques et sociales. Une dépendance sans précédent? » In: Alain Renaut (ed.), Observatoire européen des politiques universitaires. Politiques universitaires et politiques de développement. Paris: Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne (PUPS). 2013. 39-58.
  15. “The Growing Complexity of the Academic Enterprise in Europe: A Panoramic View”. European Journal of Higher Education. Vol. 2, nos. 2-3 June-September 2012. 112-131. (ERIH)
  16. “Public-Private Intersectoral Competition: Fees and Declining Demographics”. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Vol 42. Issue 1 (2012). 153-157. (JCR)
  17. “Enabling Smart Growth for Poland Through Education and Skills Supply” (with Nina Arnhold). In: Fueling Growth and Competitiveness in Poland Through Employment, Skills, and Innovation. Volume 2. Washington DC: World Bank. 2011. 97-130.
  18. “The Public-Private Dynamics in Higher Education. Demand-Absorbing Private Growth and Its Implications”. Higher Education Forum. RIHE – Hiroshima. No. 8 (3). 2011. 121-147.
  19. “Universities, Regional Development and Economic Competitiveness: the Polish Case. In: R. Pinheiro, P. Benneworth and G. Jones eds., Universities and Regional Development. A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions. New York: Routledge. 2012. 69-85.
  20. “Universities and Knowledge Production in Central Europe”. European Educational Research Journal. Vol. 11, No.1. 2012. 111-126 (ERIH INT1). Abridged version in: Paul Temple, ed., Universities in the Knowledge Economy. Higher Education Organisation and Global Change. New York: Routledge. 2011. 176-195.
  21. “Creeping Marketization: Where Polish Public and Private Higher Education Sectors Meet”. In: Roger Brown, ed. Higher Education and the Market. New York: Routledge. 2010. 135-146.
  22. “The Changing Attractiveness of European Higher Education in the Next Decade: current developments, future challenges, and major policy issues”. European Educational Research Journal. Vol. 8. No. 2. 2009. 218-235 (ERIH INT1). Abridged in: Barbara M. Kehm et al., eds. The European Higher Education Area: Perspectives on a Moving Target. Rotterdam/Boston: Sense Publishers. 2009. 107-124.
  23. “The Two Decades of Privatization in Polish Higher Education. Cost-Sharing, Equity and Access”. In: Jane Knight, ed. Financing Higher Education: Equity and Access. Rotterdam/Boston: Sense. 2009. 35-56.
  24. “Accessibility and Equity, Market Forces and Entrepreneurship: Developments in Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe”. Higher Education Management and Policy. Vol. 20, no. 1. 2008. 89-11 (ERIH INT2). Reprinted in: Malcolm Tight, ed., Higher Education. Major Themes in Education. NY: Routledge. 2010. French translation: «Accessibilité et équité, lois du marché et entrepreneuriat: développements dans l’enseignement supérieur en Europe centrale et de l’Est», Politiques et gestion de l'enseignement supérieur. Vol. 20. No. 1. 1-26.
  25. “Entrepreneurialism and Private Higher Education in Europe”. In: Michael Shattock, ed. Entrepreneurialism in Universities and the Knowledge Economy. Diversification and Organisational Change in European Higher Education. Maidenhead and New York: Open University/McGraw-Hill. 2008. 100-120.

8. Research Monographs (Selection)

  1. Uniwersytet w dobie przemian. Instytucje i kadra a akademicka w warunkach rosnącej konkurencyjności [The University in the Time of Change. Institutions and the Academic Profession under Increasing Competition], 542 pp. Warsaw: PWN.
  2. Knowledge Production in European Universities. States, Markets, and Academic Entrepreneurialism. 486 pp. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 2013.
  3. Transformacje uniwersytetu. Zmiany instytucjonalne i ewolucje polityki edukacyjnej w Europie [Universities’ Transformations. The Institutional Change and Shifts in Educational Policy in Europe]. Poznan: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM [AMU Scientific Publishers]. 448 pp. 2010.
  4. The University and the State. A Study into Global Transformations. 424 pp. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 2006. Translated into Ukrainian and published by: Taxon Publishing House: Kiev. 384 pp. 2009.
  5. Intellectuals, Power, and Knowledge. Studies in the Philosophy of Culture and Education. 301 pp. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 2004.

Edited books:

  1. Marek Kwiek and Andrzej Kurkiewicz, eds. The Modernization of European Universities. Cross-National Academic Responses. 360 pp. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 2012.
  2. Marek Kwiek and Peter Maassen, eds. National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context: Comparative Reflections on Poland and Norway. 244 pp. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 2012.
  3. Kwiek, Marek, ed. The University, Globalization, Central Europe. 260 pp. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 2003.


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