Community: a diverse conceptualization and realization. The Academic Community: persistent ghosts - romantic origins of the idea of university communities - Higher education communities and academic identity - The PhD examination: an exercise in community building and gatekeeping - Becoming an educator: communities of practice in higher education - Managerialism and university managers: building new academic communities or disrupting old ones? - Territorial disputes: the impact of quality assurance on relationships between academic and institutional values - From 'ivory tower' to 'knowledge factory': the impact of industry links a Chinese university and a British university. The Hinterland Community: the role of higher education for adults in their communities - nurturing social capital - Higher education and diversity: regional learning infrastructures and student progression in the post-Dearing era - What makes Europe different? Community processes in higher education: the case of the Erasmus decision - Lifelong learning in the workplace: a comparison of France and the UK. The Future Community: virtuality, reality and liberal idealism - Virtual learning communities and the role of CMC conferencing: practices and problems - The virtual learning community: informating the learning process with online learning environments - Culling community from conceptual conflict: a comparative analysis concerning prospects for building higher education communities in the twenty-first century.