Skills beyond school

Thematic Review of Tertiary Education - Country Reviews

 

A team of four to six reviewers (including at least one OECD Secretariat member) analyses the Country Background Report and associated materials and subsequently undertakes an intensive case study visit of eight to eleven days. The reviewers are selected in consultation with the country authorities to ensure that they have experience relevant to the main policy issues in the country concerned.
The objectives of the country review are:

  • To provide insights and suggestions for tertiary education policy development in the country concerned.
  • To inform the wider international community about (a) the main features of the country’s tertiary education policy; and (b) innovative and effective approaches to tertiary education policy in the country concerned.
  • To inform the final comparative report from the project.

The study visit aims to provide the review team with a variety of perspectives on tertiary education policy. It includes discussions with a wide range of national, regional and local authorities; representatives of ministries such as education, finance, labour, industry, research, science and technology; tertiary education institutions; student organizations; representatives of academic staff; employers; the business and industry community; agencies responsible for funding and quality assurance; and researchers with expertise in tertiary education policy.

After the visit, the review team prepares a short Country Note that provides, from an international perspective, reflections on specific issues and policies concerning tertiary education policy in the country concerned.

Fourteen countries have chosen to take part in a Country Review. Visits are to take place between March 2005 and late 2006.

The schedule for the visits and the composition of the review teams are listed below.  The  Country Notes, which provide the conclusions of the review team, will be posted on the Website as they become available.

 

Norway: 7-16 March 2005

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Tony Clark (United Kingdom, formerly with Department of Education and Employment), rapporteur
  • Karl Grüber (Austria, formerly with University of Vienna)
  • Pedro Lourtie (Portugal, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)
  • Åsa Sohlman (Sweden, formerly with Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications)
  • Richard Sweet (OECD), co-ordinator

Iceland:  26 September - 3 October 2005

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Susana Borrás (Spain, Roskilde University)
  • Jørgen Gulddahl Rasmussen (Denmark, Aalborg University)
  • Guy Neave (United Kingdom, University of Twente and IAU), rapporteur
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), co-ordinator
  • Roger Smyth (New Zealand, Ministry of Education)
  • Thomas Weko (OECD)

Korea:  17-26 October 2005

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Michael Gallagher (Australia, The Australian National University)
  • Norton Grubb (United States, University of California – Berkeley), rapporteur
  • Richard Sweet (Consultant to the OECD), co-ordinator
  • Ossi Tuomi (Finland, Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council)

Finland:  12-20 December 2005

Country Note

Review Team:

  • John L. Davies (United Kingdom, Anglia Ruskin University), rapporteur
  • Lillemor Kim (Sweden, Swedish Institute for Studies in Education and Research)
  • Erik Thulstrup (Denmark, Roskilde University)
  • Thomas Weko (OECD), co-ordinator

New Zealand:  6-14 February 2006

Country Note
Internet Site of New Zealand Co-ordination

Review Team:

  • Laara Fitznor (Canada, University of Manitoba)
  • Leo Goedegebuure (Netherlands, University of New England), rapporteur
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)
  • Bjørn Stensaker (Norway, NIFU-STEP)
  • Marianne van der Steen (Netherlands, Delft University of Technology)

Mexico:  13-23 March 2006

Country note (in English)
Pointers for Policy Development

Review Team:

  • José Joaquín Brunner (Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez), rapporteur
  • Carmen García Guadilla (Venezuela, Universidad Central de Venezuela)
  • Johann Gerlach (Germany, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), co-ordinator
  • Léa Velho (Brazil, Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

Czech Republic:  20-28 March 2006

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Jon File (United Kingdom, University of Twente), rapporteur
  • Arthur M. Hauptman (United States, independent public policy consultant)
  • Sabine Herlitschka (Austria, Austrian Research Promotion Agency)
  • Bente Kristensen (Denmark, Copenhagen Business School)
  • Thomas Weko (OECD), co-ordinator

The Netherlands:  24 April - 2 May 2006

Country Note
Site of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Review Team:

  • Nicola Channon (United Kingdom, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)
  • Terttu Luukkonen (Finland, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy)
  • Simon Marginson (Australia, Monash University), rapporteur
  • Jon Oberg (United States, formerly US Department of Education)
  • Thomas Weko (OECD), co-ordinator

Poland:  7-16 May 2006
Country Note

Review Team:

  • Charles Edquist (Sweden, Lund University)
  • Elaine El-Khawas (United States, George Washington University)
  • Oliver Fulton (United Kingdom, University of Lancaster), rapporteur
  • Elsa Hackl (Austria, University of Vienna)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), co-ordinator

 

Japan:  14-24 May 2006

Country Note
Pointers for Policy Development

Review Team:

  • David Breneman (United States, University of Virginia)
  • Thomas Johanneson (Sweden, STFI-Packforsk AB)
  • Peter Maassen (Netherlands, University of Oslo)
  • Sir Howard Newby (United Kingdom, University of West England), rapporteur
  • Thomas Weko (OECD), co-ordinator

Croatia: 9-16 June 2006

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Paul Cappon (Canada, Council on Learning)
  • Chris Duke (Australia, RMIT University)
  • Abrar Hasan (OECD), co-ordinator
  • Werner Meissner (Germany, Goethe Universität)
  • Hilary Metcalf (United Kingdom, National Institute of Economic and Social Research)
  • Don Thornhill (Ireland, Higher Education Authority)

Estonia: 24 September - 3 October 2006

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Per Högselius (Sweden, Lund University)
  • Jeroen Huisman (United Kingdom, University of Bath)
  • Maria-José Lemaitre (Chile, The National Commission for Programme Accreditation)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), co-ordinator
  • William Thorn (Australia, Department of Education, Science and Training)

China: 5-16 March 2007

Country Note

Review Team:

  • Mary Canning (Ireland, formerly with the World Bank)
  • Michael Gallagher (Australia, the Australian National University)
  • Abrar Hasan (OECD), co-ordinator
  • Sir Howard Newby (United Kingdom, University of West England)
  • Lichia Saner-Yiu (Switzerland, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development)
  • Ian Whitman (OECD)

Spain: 20-29 May 2007

Country Note

Review Team

  • José Joaquín Brunner (Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez), rapporteur
  • Guy Haug (France, formerly with the European Commission)
  • Paola di Pietrogiacomo (Italy, Institute for Perspective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the European Commission Joint Research Center
  • Salvador Malo (Mexico, Mexican Institute for Competitiveness)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), co-ordinator

 

 

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Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe