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Pedro, E.; Leitão, J.; Alves, H. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The paper examines the still unexplored role played by quality of academic life (QAL) related to Higher Education Institution (HEIs) students in fostering regional development. The work aims to assess the nature of the relationship between satisfaction and the QAL of HEIs' students; and also to evaluate whether the QAL is associated with the…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Educational Quality, College Students, Correlation
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Jokila, Suvi; Kallo, Johanna; Mikkilä-Erdmann, Mirjamaija – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Globalisation has transformed the field of higher education by increasing flows of mobile students. This has had significant repercussions not only for countries that take advantage of the expansion of exports of English-medium programmes but also for countries that have not risen to prominent positions in the global education market, such as…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Student Recruitment, Student Mobility, English (Second Language)
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Erdakova, Victoria V.; Romanov, Maxim S.; Kawshbaya, Lia L. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The article presents the results of a comparative analysis of the composition of academic rights of students in Russia, the United States and the European Union countries, their legislative regulation and practice of implementation in universities. The following conclusions were made: (1) the wording of the rights, their thematic groups in Russia…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Rights, Educational Change
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Leiber, Theodor; Prades, Anna; Alvarez del Castillo, Maripaz – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency at Autonomous University of Barcelona in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The impact evaluation exhibits a marked stability of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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Jurvelin, Jouni Antero; Kajaste, Matti; Malinen, Heikki – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. EUR-ACE programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The results show mainly positive and stable attitudes of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Educational Quality
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Leiber, Theodor – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Since (higher) education is more important than ever in knowledge societies, high priority should be ascribed to quality management in higher education institutions and its effectiveness. However, there is still a lack of systematic evaluation of the latter, particularly analyses which are not restricted to ex-post gathered data and expert…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Control, Higher Education, Educational Administration
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Jungblut, Jens; Vukasovic, Martina; Stensaker, Bjørn – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The study provides an insight into student perspectives on quality in higher education, using Harvey and Green conceptualizations as the point of departure, and exploring the linkages between the views on quality, the developments of the Bologna Process and related national reforms, as well as students' motivation for and expectations from higher…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Aichouni, Mohamed; Benchicou, Soraya; Nehari, Dris – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Though it is universally accepted that the face-to-face approach is the best way for education and training, however, with the advent of the information and communication technologies (mainly the World Wide Web) it became possible to enhance further the methods we are using to teach our students and to share the teaching material within a broaden…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Case Studies, Electronic Learning, Information Technology
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Wahlgren, Marie; Ahlberg, Anders – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
In Swedish higher education, quality assurance mainly focuses on course module outcomes. With this in mind we developed a qualitative method to monitor and stimulate progression of learning in two modularized engineering study programmes. A set of core professional values and skills were triangulated through interviews with students, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Van Bouwel, Linda; Veugelers, Reinhilde – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The Bologna Process in Europe aims to increase student mobility, with the purpose of increasing average university quality through fiercer competition for students in a larger, more unified market. However, this beneficial effect of increased student mobility will only occur if student mobility is guided by quality considerations. We examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Higher Education, College Students
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Shekhar, N. Chandra; Venkatasubbaiah, K.; Kandukuria, N. R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
Measuring overall service quality (OSQ) is gaining prominence in higher education due to the increased competition among engineering education institutions (EEIs) and growing awareness about value for money among the public. Determination of OSQ on certain institutional aspects is done by various agencies throughout the world. Each system uses a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Educational Assessment
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Potocki-Malicet, Danielle; Holmesland, Icara; Estrela, Maria-Teresa; Veiga-Simao, Ana-Margarida – European Journal of Education, 1999
Three different approaches to the evaluation of higher education in European and Scandinavian countries are examined: evaluation of a single discipline across institutions (Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, northern Germany); evaluation of several disciplines within certain institutions (France, Germany); and internal evaluation of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
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Wende van der, Marijk – European Journal of Education, 1996
Trends in college student mobility to/from the Netherlands are examined, and specific themes are discussed in the context of public policy: recognition periods of study abroad; teaching/studying of English as a Second Language; personal learning styles in a new environment; quality assurance; employer evaluation of study abroad experience; and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Credits, College Students, Cost Effectiveness