Dr. Peter Maassen is professor in Higher Education Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), and extraordinary professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. At UiO his research is focused on the public governance of higher education, with a special focus on higher education policy trajectories, and the impact of changes in national public administration systems on higher education and science outcomes. His empirical work has concentrated recently on Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously he has been the director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is the editor of the book series Higher Education Dynamics (Springer), has produced more than 200 international publications on public governance and organization issues with respect to higher education and science, and been active in multiple national and international expert committees for various national and international organizations, such as the European Union, the OECD, national governments, and the German Science Council.