Dill, David and Maarja Beerkens (eds) (2010) Public Policy for Academic Quality: Analyses of Innovative Policy Instruments. Dordrecht: Springer Publishers.

Articles and chapters

Beerkens, M. (2017) “Global commons, transnational oligopolies, and national regulatory cultures:  A potential for collaborative ownership in the academic publishing industry?”  In  Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Democracy:New paradigms for a democratic global governance, J. Wouters and M. Deleixhe (eds) (forthcoming).  Edward Elgar.

Beerkens, M. and M. Udam (2017) “Stakeholders in higher education quality assurance: Richness in diversity?”   Higher Education Policy, 30(3): 341-359. (Pre-print version)

Mägi, E. and M. Beerkens (2016) “Linking research and teaching: Are research active staff members different teachers?” Higher Education, 72(2): 241-258.  (Pre-print version)

Beerkens, M.  (2015) Agencification problems in higher education quality assurance. The Transformation of University Institutional and Organizational Boundaries, (E. Reale & E. Primeri, eds), pp. 43-62.   ‘Higher Education Research in the 21st Century’ series. Rotterdam: Sage Publisher. (Pre-print version)

Beerkens, M. (2015) “Quality assurance in the political context: in the midst of different expectations and conflicting goals.”  Quality in Higher Education, 21(3): 231-250. (Pre-print version on ResearchGate)

Beerkens, M.; , M. Suoto Otero,  H. de Wit, J. Huisman (2015) “Similar students and different countries?  The barriers to international student mobility  in seven countries”  Journal of Studies in International Education, online first. (Pre-print version)

Beerkens, M. (2013) “Facts and fads in academic research management: Evidence from Australia 1992-2004.” Research Policy, 42(9): 1679–1693. (Download the working paper)

Beerkens, M. (2013) “Market competition and concentration in the academic research industry: Evidence from Australia 1992-2008.” Science & Public Policy, 40(2): 157-170. (Download the working paper)

Souto-Otero, M., J. Huisman, M. Beerkens, H. de Wit (2013) “Barriers to international student mobility: Evidence from the ERASMUS program.” Educational Researcher, 42(2): 70-77.

Dill, D. and M. Beerkens (2013) “Designing the Framework Conditions for Assuring Academic Standards: Lessons Learned about Professional, Market, and Government Regulation of Academic Quality.” Higher Education, 65(3): 341-357.

Beerkens, M., E. Mägi, L. Lill (2011) “University studies as a side job: the causes and consequences of massive student employment in Estonia.” Higher Education 61(6): 679-692.

Beerkens, M. and H. Vossensteyn (2011) “The effect of the ERASMUS programme on European higher education: The visible hand of Europe.” In Reform of Higher Education in Europe, J.Enders, H. de Boer, D. Westerheijden (eds.), pp.45-62.Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Beerkens, Maarja and David Dill (2010) “The CHE-University Ranking in Germany:”  In Public Policies for Academic Quality: Analyses of Innovative Policy Instruments, D.Dill and M. Beerkens (eds), pp.61-82. Springer Publishers.

Dill, David and Maarja Beerkens (2010) “Introduction” and “Conclusions and reflections”. In Public Policies for Academic Quality: Analyses of Innovative Policy Instruments, D.Dill and M. Beerkens (eds), pp.1-20,313-336. Springer Publishers.

Beerkens, Maarja. (2009) “Policy environment and research concentration: evidence from Australia”. In The Research Mission of the University: Policy Reforms and Institutional Responses, P. Clancy and D.D. Dill (eds). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Dill, David and Maarja Soo  (2005) “Academic quality, league tables and public policy: A cross-national analysis of university ranking systems.”  Higher Education 49(4): 495-537.

Dill, David and Maarja Soo  (2004) “Transparency and quality in higher education markets”.  In Markets on Higher Education – Mature Economies, D. Dill, B. Jongbloed, P.Teixeira (eds). Higher Education DynamicsDouro Series. Dordrech: Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Thorn, Kristian and Maarja Soo  (2006) “Latin AmericanUniversities and the ThirdMission: Trends, Challenges and Policy Options.” The World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4002.Washington,DC: The World Bank.

Vossensteyn, J.J., Beerkens, M. et al. (2010) Improving the participation in the ERASMUS programme. Report prepared for the European Parliament. Enschede: CHEPS.

Beerkens, M.; A. Dassen; L. Leysite, H. Vossensteyn; and E. de Weert (2010) Professional Masters: An international comparative study. Report for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. CHEPS.

Mora, J.-G et al. (2010) Good Practices in University-Enterprise Partnerships. Valencia:ValenciaUniversity of Technology.

Weert, E. and M. Beerkens (2009) Research at Universities of Applied Sciences in Europe: Conditions, Achievements and Perspectives. Report prepared for the European Network for Universities of Applied Sciences (UASNET). Enschede: CHEPS.

Soo, M.  (2008) Formulating the Financing Principles and Exploring Alternative Financial Mechanisms for Armenian Tertiary Education. Report for the World Bank.

Westerheijden, D.; L. Cremonini; R. Kolster; L. Redder; A. Kottmann; M. Soo; H. Vossensteyn; E. de Weert (2008) New Degrees in the Netherlands: Evaluation of the Bachelor-Master Structure and Accreditation in Dutch Higher Education. Beleidsgerichte studies Hoger onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk onderzoek no 132. The Hague: Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap.

Westerheijden,D.F.; G.Federkeil; L.Cremonini; F.Kaiser; M. Soo (2008) “Piloting the CHE ranking of study programmes in Flanders and theNetherlands.” Enschede: CHEPS.

Soo, M.  (2008) “Doctoral education in the field of Engineering”, including “United States”,  “The United Kingdom”, “Sweden”,France”, “Italy”.  In Empfehlungen zur Zukunft der Ingenieurpromotion  Wege zur weiteren Verbesserung und Stärkung der Promotion in den Ingenieurwissenschaften an Universitäten in Deutschland, pp. 81-130. Berlin: acatech − Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften.

Vossensteyn, H.; M. Soo; U. Lanzendorf; M. Souto; et al. (2008) The Impact of ERASMUS on European Higher Education: Quality, Openness and Internationalisation. Final report for the European Commission. Enschede: CHEPS.

Thorn, Kristian, Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Daniel Hummel and Maarja Soo (2005) Science & Technology in Latin American: Policy options and lessons learned. The World Bank mimeo.

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