Professor Marek Kwiek is director of the Center for Public Policy Studies at Poznan University, Poland. His research interests include European educational policies, public sector reforms, academic profession, and academic entrepreneurialism. He has published numerous papers and nine books, including The University and the State: A Study Into Global Transformations (Peter Lang, 2006). A partner in 20 international policy projects (for the European Commission, World Bank, Council of Europe etc.) and in 20 international research projects (the European Commission, European Science Foundation etc), he spent three years at North American universities as a visiting scholar. He has also been a Fulbright "New Century Scholar" and an editorial board member of Higher Education Quarterly and European Educational Research Journal.