Diversity has been a popular theme in higher education policy research for the last few decades. Policymakers and researchers share the conviction that more diversity of a higher education system will lead to a better performance of that system. This PhD project challenges this firm belief. It conceptualises what system diversity is, designs valid and feasible ways to measure it and explores how more diversity may lead to better performance. The study employs an abundance of empirical material generated and collected at CHEPS.

Supervisor: prof. dr.  B.J.R. van der Meulen