Higher education policies and reforms

Klemenčič has researched various aspects of higher education policies and reforms in general, and in Europe, Western Balkans and Slovenia in particular.

Relevant publications

Klemenčič, M. and S. Gaber (ed.) (forthcoming) From Actors to Reforms in Higher Education – Festschrift for Pavel Zgaga. Springer Nature.

Klemenčič, M. (ed.) (2020) Elite and Mass Higher Education in the 21st Century. In Shin, J. C., Teixeira, P. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Higher Education Systems and Institutions (Springer)

Klemenčič, M. (2020) Alternative higher education. In Shin, J. C., Teixeira, P. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Higher Education Systems and Institutions (Springer, 2020)

Klemenčič, M. (2019) Higher education expansion and students. In Shin, J. C., Teixeira, P. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Higher Education Systems and Institutions (Springer, 2019)

Klemenčič, M. (2016) Reflections on a New Flagship University. In J. A. Douglas (ed.) A New Flagship University: Changing the Paradigm from Global Rankings to National Relevancy (Palgrave Macmillan)



Relevant publications

Klemenčič, M., M. Pupinis and G. Kirdulytė (2020) Mapping and analysis of student-centred learning and teaching practices: Usable knowledge to support a more inclusive high-quality higher education. NESET Report. Prepared for the European Commission. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Klemenčič, M. (2017) Reflections from the Outside Looking In. In Jon Nixon (ed.) Higher Education in Austerity Europe (Bloomsbury)

Klemenčič, M. (2016) Regional perspectives on higher education in Europe: Diversity and Cooperation. In Engaging with Europe: Enduring Ties, New Opportunities, International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders (edited by Patti McGill Peterson and Hans de Wit) by American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) and the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, No. 6, 2016 pp. 20-22

Klemenčič, M. (2016) Intergovernmental regional cooperation in European higher education. Higher Education Forum (HEF) Volume 13, March 2016, pp. 75-90 (The Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE), Hiroshima University, Japan)

Klemenčič, M., Bergan, S., Primožič, R. (eds.) (2015) Student engagement in Europe: society, higher education and student governance. Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 20. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Klemenčič, M. (2015) Editorial: Ahead of 2015 Bologna Ministerial Conference: a new agenda for the European Higher Education Area. European Journal of Higher Education 5(1) 2015: 1-3

Branković, J., Klemenčič, M., Lazetić, P., Zgaga, P. (eds.) (2014) Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education. The contemporary issues in national and comparative perspective. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

Klemenčič, M., Brennan, J. (2013) Institutional research in a European context: a forward look. In Special Issue on The Past, Present and Future of Higher Education Research: Between Scholarship and Policy Making. European Journal of Higher Education 3 (3) 2013: 265-279

Klemenčič, M. (ed.) (2012) Student Representation in Western Europe. European Journal of Higher Education 2(1) 2012

Klemenčič, M. (2009) Svet EU [Council of the European Union]. In Sabina Kajnč and Damjan Lajh (ur.) Evropska unija od A do Ž[The European Union from A to Z] Ljubljana: Ljubljana: Uradni list Republike Slovenije [Official Gazette Publishing]

Klemenčič, M. (2009) Izobraževanje in usposabljanje. [Education and Training] In Sabina Kajnč and Damjan Lajh (ur.) Evropska unija od A do Ž. [The European Union from A to Z] Ljubljana: Ljubljana: Uradni list Republike Slovenije [Official Gazette Publishing]

Klemenčič, M. (2007) Students in the Bologna Process. International Higher Education, Number 50, Winter 2007


Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans

From 2010 to 2012, Klemenčič was engaged in a research project “Differentiation, Equity, Productivity: the social and economic consequences of expanded and differentiated higher education systems - internationalisation perspective” (PI Professor Pavel Zgaga), which focused on higher education reforms in the Western Balkans. Through the the perspective of internationalisation and policy diffusion, she has investigated – usually by comparing several countries in the region - questions of institutional differentiation, institutional research, conditions of academic work, internationalisation, private-public higher education and student representation in university governance. 

Relevant publications

Klemenčič, M. (2016). EAIR 2015 Keynote: The role of Institutional Research Positioning in Universities: Practices in Central and Eastern European countries. In Prichard, R., Taylor, J. and Pausits, A. (eds.) Positioning universities, pp. 3-18 (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers)

Klemenčič, M., Šćukanec, N., Komljenovič, J. (2015) Decision Support Issues in Central and Eastern Europe. In Karen Webber and Angel Calderon (eds.) Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education in a Global Context (pp. 71-85). Routledge Press/Taylor & Francis

Klemenčič, M. (2015) Student representation in higher education governance in the Western Balkans. In Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB), pp. 6-7

Klemenčič, M., Zgaga, P. (2014) Public-private dynamics in higher education in the Western Balkans: are governments levelling the playing field? European Education 46(3): 31-54.

Klemenčič, M. (2013) The effects of Europeanisation on institutional diversification in the Western Balkans. In Zgaga, P., Teichler, U. and Brennan, J. (eds). The globalisation challenge for European Higher Education: Convergence and diversity, centres and peripheries (pp. 117-138), Bern: Peter Lang

Klemenčič, M., Zgaga, P. (2013) Internationalization at the European periphery and academics’ geographic preferences for partnership: focus on the Western Balkans. In Labi, A. (ed.) Weaving the future of global partnerships: A conversation starter for the EAIE 2013 Annual Conference (pp. 41-46). Amsterdam: European Association for International Education

Zgaga, P., Klemenčič, M., Komljenovič, J., Miklavič, K., Repac, I., Jakačić, V. (2013) Higher education in the Western Balkans: Reforms, developments, trends. Ljubljana: Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. June 2013



Native of Slovenia, Klemenčič often collaborates with Slovenian researchers to research various higher education topics relevant to Slovenia.   

Relevant publications

Flander, A., Klemenčič, M. and S. Kočar (2020) Academic profession in knowledge societies (APIKS) and the conditions of academic work in Slovenia. Findings from the 2018 survey. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS

Flander, A., Klemenčič, M. and S. Kočar (2020) Akademski poklic v družbi znanja (APIKS) in pogoji za akademsko delo v Sloveniji. Ugotovitve iz raziskave, izvedene leta 2018. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS

Klemenčič, M., Zgaga, P. (2015) Slovenia: The Slow Decline of Academic Inbreeding. In Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, and Laura E. Rumbley (eds.) Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 156-181

Klemenčič, M., Flander, A., Žagar Pečjak, M. (2015) Conditions of academic work in Slovenia. Findings from the 2013 EUROAC survey. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS

Flander, A., Klemenčič, M. (2014) Will academics drive or obstruct the Slovenian government’s internationalization agenda for higher education? C•E•P•S Journal (Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal) 4(2): 27-48

Klemenčič, M., Flander, A. (2013) Evaluation of the impact of the ERASMUS Programme on higher education in Slovenia. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS 

Klemenčič, M., Flander, A., Žagar Pečjak, M. (2015) Pogoji akademskega poklica: Ugotovitve študije EUROAC 2013. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS

Klemenčič, M., Flander, A. (2013) Evalvacija učinkov programa Erasmus na visoko šolstvo v Sloveniji. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS

Klemenčič, M. (2011) Reform of the higher education system in Slovenia: some preliminary considerations. Ljubljana: Ministry of Education and Science (pp. 1-12)

Klemenčič, M., Komljenovič, J. (2011) The road to differentiation in Slovenia. International Higher Education, 2011, no. 64: 26-27

Klemenčič, M. (2008) A star pupil playing it safe in the EU: An inside view of the first Slovenian EU Council Presidency, January-June 2008, (Studies & Research, 61). Paris: Notre Europe

Klemenčič, M. (2008) Varna igra odlične učenke v EU: uvod v prvo slovensko predsedovanje Svetu EU, januar - junij 2008, (Študije in raziskave, 61). Paris: Notre Europe