Problems of Legal Regulation in Higher Education Quality Assurance (article in Lithuanian)

Aurelija Pūraitė


Higher education is being criticized for its poor quality, insufficient participation of social partners in the management of universities, too-detailed study programmes, insufficient pedagogical staff and scientific research not society oriented  . In the changing political, social and economic surroundings of higher education, the relation between higher education institutions and the state is influenced by changes as well. A common tendency of many countries is the weakening of the state influence and control towards higher education institutions, however the state, while still remaining the main financial source for higher education is interested in optimizing the effectiveness of higher education institutions, sustain a certain quality of higher education, and ensure its focus on the needs of society and market.


higher education; state regulation; quality assurance; institutional autonomy

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"Societal studies" ISSN online 2029-2244 / ISSN print 2029-2236