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Prof Leo Goedegebuure


Director at the LH Martin Institute, Professor Leo Goedegebuure is active in the field of higher education policy research and management. Prior to his move to Australia in 2005 (University of New England, Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy), Leo was Executive Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), at the University of Twente, Netherlands, Europe’s largest research centre in this field.

Leo’s research interests are in the areas of governance and management, both at the systems and institutional level, system dynamics including large scale restructuring policies, university-industry relationships, and institutional mergers. Most of his work has a comparative focus, both within and outside of Europe, which has resulted in a strong international network. He is an auditor for the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Council and has been a member and rapporteur for the OECD tertiary education review of New Zealand. He has worked as an expert on governance and management in Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Africa, South East Asia and South America on projects initiated by the European Commission, the World Bank and UNESCO.

During the period 1997-1999, Leo spent a 3-year term in institutional administration as deputy to the Rector Magnificus at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, with primary responsibility for the teaching & learning portfolio. In this capacity he restructured the university’s education programs. This experience not only furthered his overall management skills, it also equipped him with the project management skills to successfully direct complex institutional change processes.

Over his career, Leo has published some 15 books (both monographs and edited volumes) and over 100 articles, book chapters and papers on higher education policy, mergers, quality assessment, evaluation research, differentiation, system dynamics, engineering education, institutional management and comparative research.

E: director-mi@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 0756

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Article
Coates, H., & Goedegeburre, L. 2012. Recasting the academic workforce: why the attractiveness of the academic profession needs to be increased and eight possible strategies for how to go about this from an Australian perspective. Higher Education, 64(6), 875-889.
Goedegebuure, L., 2012. Mergers and More: The changing tertiary education landscape in the 21st century. [pdf] Oslo: University of Oslo Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Meek VL, Goedegebuure L, Santiago R & Carvalho T (eds.) 2010, The Changing Dynamics of Higher Education Middle Management, Springer, Dordrecht.
Refereed Journal Article
de Boer, H & Goedegebuure, L 2009, 'The Changing Nature of the Academic Deanship', Leadership, vol. 5, issue 3, pp. 347-364.
Goedegebuure L, Hayden M & Meek VL 2009, 'Good Governance and Australian Higher Education: an Analysis of a Neo-liberal Decade', in J Huisman (ed.), International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education, Routledge, New York & London, pp. 145-159.
Research Report
Coates H, Dobson I, Edwards D, Friedman T, Goedegebuure L & Meek VL 2009, The Attractiveness of the Australian Academic Profession: a Comparative Analysis, LH Martin Institute and ACER, Melbourne.
Refereed Journal Article
Goedegebuure, L & Hayden, M (eds.) 2007, 'Overview: Governance in Higher Education Concepts and Issues', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 26, issue 1, pp. 1-11.