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Hauptman Komotar, Maruša – European Journal of Education, 2019
Global university rankings are a worldwide trend that emerged in times of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education. Universities worldwide are now striving to become "world-class" institutions and are constantly aiming to improve their ranking position. Global rankings of universities are thus perceived by many as…
Descriptors: Universities, Global Approach, Reputation, International Education
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Caspersen, Joakim; Smeby, Jens-Christian; Olaf Aamodt, Per – European Journal of Education, 2017
The growing interest for measurement of learning outcomes relates to long lines of development in higher education, the request for accountability, intensified through international reforms and movements such as the development and implementation of qualifications frameworks. In this article, we discuss relevant literature on different approaches…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Accountability, Guidelines
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Hazelkorn, Ellen – European Journal of Education, 2014
Ten years after the first global rankings appeared, it is clear that they have had an extraordinary impact on higher education. While there are fundamental questions about whether rankings measure either quality or what's meaningful, they have succeeded in exposing higher education to international comparison. More so, because of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Global Approach
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Ferreira, Camino; Vidal, Javier; Vieira, María José – European Journal of Education, 2014
The main objective of this article is to analyse the importance given to student guidance and diversity in the standards and criteria used in the quality accreditation and evaluation processes in Europe and the US. Agencies selected in this study are the members of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), EQAR…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Guidelines, Standards
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Rauhvargers, Andrejs – European Journal of Education, 2014
This article is based on the analysis of the changes in global university rankings and the new "products" based on rankings data in the period since mid-2011. It is a summary and continuation of the European University Association (EUA)-commissioned report "Global University Rankings Their Impact, Report II" which was launched…
Descriptors: Reputation, Universities, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Characteristics
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Locke, William – European Journal of Education, 2014
Rankings and online comparison sites have both facilitated and shaped the marketisation of higher education in England, the UK as a whole and elsewhere. They have facilitated marketisation by introducing greater competition between and within higher education institutions. Ultimately, they accomplish the transformation of qualities into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Competition, Commercialization
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Kehm, Barbara M. – European Journal of Education, 2014
In this article, global and other university rankings are critically assessed with regard to their unintended side effects and their impacts on the European and national landscape of universities, as well as on individual institutions. An emphasis is put on the effects of ranking logics rather than on criticising their methodology. Nevertheless,…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries
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Erkkilä, Tero – European Journal of Education, 2014
Global university rankings have portrayed European higher education institutions in varying lights, leading to intense reflection on the figures on the EU and national levels alike. The rankings have helped to construct a policy problem of "European higher education", framing higher education as an element of competitiveness in a global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Global Approach, Economics
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Stensaker, Bjorn; Harvey, Lee; Huisman, Jeroen; Langfeldt, Liv; Westerheijden, Don F. – European Journal of Education, 2010
The emergence of the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) for Quality Assurance has been seen as an important step towards realising the European Higher Education Area by creating more transparency and accountability in the area of quality assurance. The ESG also include standards as to how quality assurance agencies should be reviewed. In a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Control, Guidelines, Accountability
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1998
Assesses the "evaluative state"--the historic background, the process and procedures used to evaluate institutions of public higher education in European Union countries. Reviews various types of evaluation used, changes in the concept and purpose of evaluation, and looks at some of the basic and long-term issues for the future, from its…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Henkel, Mary – European Journal of Education, 1998
Reviews development of evaluation studies together with key epistemological and conceptual issues. Uses identified concepts to analyze peer review, the traditional mode of evaluation in higher education institutions in the United Kingdom and other European countries. Lists criteria for improvement, including: range of knowledge; critical analysis…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Bleiklie, Ivar – European Journal of Education, 1998
Suggests that the introduction of corporate management ideals signals profound changes in the way public authorities understand academic activity and discusses the impact of these changes on institutional autonomy and academic freedom. Examines these changes from the perspective of a Norwegian university, focusing particularly on normative ideals…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Organization, Change Agents, Educational Administration
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Harman, Grant – European Journal of Education, 1998
Explores quality-assurance mechanisms for higher education and their use as a government policy instrument. Outlines several national or system-level approaches adopted worldwide; reviews an Australian quality-assurance program conducted from 1993 to 1995 and its successor program; and comments on ways in which the government used quality…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship
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Boffo, Stefano; Moscati, Roberto – European Journal of Education, 1998
Discusses changes implemented in Italian higher education during the last 10 years to bring it into line with other European systems. Main changes included the introduction of short-cycle courses, changes in the mechanism related to public financing of universities, greater pedagogical self-regulation, and establishment of a system of periodical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Innovation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Dill, David D. – European Journal of Education, 1998
Examines the "evaluative state" that is, public management-based evaluation systems--in the context of experiences in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and suggests that further research is needed to examine problems in the evaluative state itself, in how market competition impacts upon it, and how academic oligarchies influence the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Competition, Educational Innovation, Educational Research
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