World Bank, 2008
"In this paper we are concerned with the way that governments plan and direct their tertiary education sectors. The term “governance” is used to describe all those structures, processes and activities that are involved in the planning and direction of the institutions and people working in tertiary education. We also look at some aspects of the internal governance of institutions, but only to the extent that the state believes that it should be involved. This is in line with the key principle behind so many recent autonomy reforms – that institutions should, as far as possible, be free to manage their own affairs."