Change Management and Organizational Development

Higher education institutions across Europe have to cope with the challenges of change. Sound institutional governance and decision-making, competent and accountable management as well as transparent and coherent institutional quality processes are getting increasingly important for universities. It is essential to create incentives and provide the basis for improvements in quality and the relevance of higher education institutions in order to meet the socio-economic needs of the population. Universities have to provide study programs that meet the needs and requirements of the labor market but also international standards. Another essential measure is the development of capacity building at the higher education institutions, and thus improving their competitiveness, supporting quality, and providing support to institutional planning and management.