Center for Public Policy Studies

Antonowicz, Czarnecki, Kwiek and Szadkowski at the 31st Annual CHER Conference, Moscow. A powerful representation of the Center!

The Center for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) had a powerful representation at the 31st Annual CHER Conference in Moscow (August 31-September 2, 2018) organized by National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), one of the strongest Russian universities and participant in the 5-100 national project. CHER


There were six presentations from CPPS’ members:

Marek Kwiek, Krystian Szadkowski, “Reforms stopped halfway through. Changing autonomy of the Polish universities (2007-2017)”. 
Krystian Szadkowski, “Collegiality and the common as the condition of living autonomy of the university departments in Poland”
Marek Kwiek, “Highly-Paid Academics: Productivity, Prestige and Income across Ten European Countries”
Anna Pokorska and Dominik Antonowicz, “Gender imbalance in senior executive positions in Polish higher education” –
Dominik Antonowicz,  “Sisyphean work The reforms of university governance in Poland”
Krzysztof Czarnecki, “The political causes of student finance systems – comparative social policy approach”.

CHER: Consortium of Higher Education Researchers

CHER was founded during a first conference on November, 24-26, 1988 in Kassel (Germany) where some 50 scholars from 17 countries met to discuss the current state and future avenues in the field of higher education research. These scholars agreed to form a international network of higher education researchers. A steering group of seven persons was established. In 1993 CHER was changed into a foundation under Dutch law with a board of governors of seven persons. Currently, CHER counts some 160 members from more than 30 countries, from whom almost a quarter are from outside Europe.

The CHER secretariat, previously hosted at CHEPS, University of Twente, has moved with the year 2001 to the Centre for Research on Higher Education and Work, University of Kassel, Germany. Since 2013, the CHER secretariat is hosted at CIPES – Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Porto, Portugal.