Dr Janja KomljenovicLecturer in Higher Education
I am Lecturer in Higher Education and my research interests broadly concern higher education policy and governance, political economy of higher education and the digital economy.
I am interested in the diversity and complexity of markets in and around universities, including the variety of actors that have entered the sector, their strategies, ways of working, and consequences for higher education and societies at large.
Most recently I got engaged in studying the relation between the digital economy and higher education and how they might affect each other. In this context I am also focused on the transition of graduates from universities to the labour market and the role of digital platforms in this process.
I continue to nourish my interest in higher education policy. Particularly I am following the multi-level and multi-actor governance reforms.
Module Convenor of ED.S843 Researching Higher Education in the Doctoral Programme in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement
Module Co-Convenor of ED.S853 Evaluating the implementation of Social Justice Programmes in the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice
Before coming to Lancaster University I was Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Bristol. I have been also working in higher education policy and practice since 2003 at institutional and national levels in Slovenia, and in the Bologna Process in Europe. I am still active in quality assurance, acting as an evaluator of quality assurance agencies for ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) and evaluator of universities for national quality assurance agencies.
PhD Supervision Interests
I am interested in research proposals that investigate the higher education sector in relation to: policy and governance, market-making and industry construction, privatization, quality assurance and evaluation, datafication and digitalisation of governance, platformization, social media, globalisation, global trade agreements, digital economy, knowledge economy, and graduate employability.
Introduction: Making global education markets and trade
Komljenovic, J., Robertson, S.L. 14/07/2017 In: Globalisation, Societies and Education. 15, 3, 7 p.
Market ordering as a device for market-making: the case of the emerging students’ recruitment industry
Komljenovic, J. 14/07/2017 In: Globalisation, Societies and Education. 15, 3, p. 367-380. 15 p.
Non-state actors, and the advance of frontier higher education markets in the global south
Robertson, S.L., Komljenovic, J. 10/2016 In: Oxford Review of Education. 42, 5, p. 594-611. 18 p.
The dynamics of ‘market-making’ in higher education
Komljenovic, J., Robertson, S.L. 10/03/2016 In: Journal of Education Policy. 31, 5, p. 622-636. 15 p.
Unbundling the university and making higher education markets
Robertson, S.L., Komljenovic, J. 12/01/2016 In: World Yearbook of Education 2016. London : Routledge p. 211-227. 17 p.
Decision support issues in Central and Eastern Europe
Klemencic, M., Šćukanec, N., Komljenovic, J. 20/03/2015 In: Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education. Routledge p. 71-85. 15 p.
Between Western ideals and post-conflict reconstruction: meaning and perceptions of higher education in the Western Balkans
Miklavič, K., Komljenovic, J. 2014 In: Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education. Rotterdam : Sense Publishers p. 209-228. 20 p.
Higher education in the Western Balkans: reforms, development, trends. Key findings from field research
Zgaga, P., Klemencic, M., Komljenovic, J., Miklavič, K., Repac, I., Jakacic, V. 2013 Ljubliana : Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. ISBN: 9789612531072.
Imagining higher education in the European knowledge economy: discourse and ideas in communications of the EU
Komljenovic, J., Miklavič, K. 2013 In: The globalisation challenge for European higher education. Peter Lang p. 33-54. 20 p.
Zaposlenost diplomantov Univerze v Ljubljani
Komljenovic, J., Ahcan, M., Vidovic, A., Turk, G., Pejovnik, R.S. 2013 Ljubliana : University of Ljubljana. ISBN: 9879616410434.
Quality assurance in Slovenian teacher education: between national regulation and internationalization
Komljenovic, J., Zgaga, P. 6/07/2012 In: Quality assurance and teacher education. Peter Lang p. 187-202. 16 p.
Bolonjska prenova po ljubljansko
Svetlik, I., Kristl, J., Sirok, M., Komljenovic, J., Pejovnik, R.S. 2012 Ljubliana : University of Ljubljana. ISBN: 9879616410380.
The complexity of policy mirroring: the connection between international and Slovenian higher education policy discourse
Komljenovic, J. 2012 In: CEPS Journal. 2, 4, p. 9-28. 20 p.
The road to differentiation in Slovenia
Klemencic, M., Komljenovic, J. 2012 In: International higher education. 64, p. 26-27. 2 p.
Resolution on the National higher education programme 2011-2020: resolution on the research and innovation strategy of Slovenia 2011-2020
Kolar, J., Komljenovic, J. 2010 Ministry of higher education, science and technology. ISBN: 9789616215329.