Dr Janja Komljenovic

Lecturer in Higher Education

Research Overview

I am Lecturer in Higher Education and my research interests broadly concern higher education policy and governance, the 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. I have developed a heuristic of the global higher education industry with four types of markets based on two dimensions. The first dimension is whether universities are sellers or buyers of things and services; while the second dimension is whether actors sell things and services for immediate profit/surplus or not. I am focused on market-making processes and the role of market devices.

I am also interested in the platform capitalism and platformization of universities. I am examining how digital platforms are tools for market expansion in the higher education sector and the effects that they have on the sector and its actors. I continue to nourish my interest in higher education policy. Particularly I am following the higher education multi-level and multi-actor governance reforms.

I am Co-Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation at Lancaster University. I am also part of the Centre for Global Higher Education – a research partnership of international universities and based at the UCL Institute of Education. I am an external member of the Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster based at the University of Cambridge. Besides my academic work, I am still involved in the higher education policy and practice at the European level; and particularly in quality assurance. I am a member of the Council of the Magna Charta Observatory, an evaluator of national quality assurance agencies for ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), and a member of the Appeals Committee for the EQAR (The European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education).

Recruiting International Students in Higher Education. Representations and Rationales in British Policy, by Sylvie Lomer, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 99,99 EUR (hardcover), ISBN 978-3-319-51073-6
Komljenovic, J. 7/12/2018 In: European Journal of Higher Education. 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The conceptualisation of students' personal transformation through their engagement in South African undergraduate education
Ashwin, P.W.H., Komljenovic, J. 3/12/2018 In: Higher Education Pathways. African Minds p. 125-135. 11 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Making higher education markets: trust-building strategies of private companies to enter the public sector
Komljenovic, J. 7/11/2018 In: Higher Education.
Journal article

Big data and new social relations in higher education: Academia.edu, Google Scholar and ResearchGate
Komljenovic, J. 25/10/2018 In: World Yearbook of Education 2019. London : Routledge p. 148-164. 17 p. ISBN: 9781138550728. Electronic ISBN: 9781315147338.
Chapter

LinkedIn, platforming labour, and the new employability mandate for universities
Komljenovic, J. 2/08/2018 In: Globalisation, Societies and Education.
Journal article

Forum Shifting and Shape Making in Higher Education Services
Robertson, S.L., Tidy, J., Komljenovic, J. 10/04/2018 In: The Idea of the University. Peter Lang p. 192-215. 24 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Non-state actors, and the advance of frontier higher education markets in the global south
Robertson, S.L., Komljenovic, J. 2018 In: Non-State Actors in Education in the Global South. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781138570672.
Chapter

Introduction: Making global education markets and trade
Komljenovic, J., Robertson, S.L. 14/07/2017 In: Globalisation, Societies and Education. 15, 3, 7 p.
Editorial

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Imagining higher education in the European knowledge economy: Discourse and ideas in communications of the EU
Komljenovič, J., Miklavič, K. 19/07/2013 In: The Globalisation Challenge for European Higher Education. Peter Lang p. 31-54. 24 p. ISBN: 9783631672990. Electronic ISBN: 9783653065084.
Chapter

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.
Book

Zaposlenost diplomantov Univerze v Ljubljani
Komljenovic, J., Ahcan, M., Vidovic, A., Turk, G., Pejovnik, R.S. 2013 Ljubliana : University of Ljubljana. ISBN: 9879616410434.
Book

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Bolonjska prenova po ljubljansko
Svetlik, I., Kristl, J., Sirok, M., Komljenovic, J., Pejovnik, R.S. 2012 Ljubliana : University of Ljubljana. ISBN: 9879616410380.
Book

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.
Journal article

The road to differentiation in Slovenia
Klemencic, M., Komljenovic, J. 2012 In: International higher education. 64, p. 26-27. 2 p.
Journal article

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.
Book