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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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Bennedsen, J.; Rouvrais, S.; Roslöf, J.; Kontio, J.; Georgsson, F.; McCartan, C. D. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2020
This article discusses the tension between quality assurance and quality enhancement in engineering education at a programme level. It acknowledges that accreditation has evolved for many years, but does not agilely support innovation or implement changes in educational programmes. Existing quality assurance systems, institutional collaboration…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Uslu, Baris – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This research examined strategic actions in European universities through the institutional evaluation reports of the EUA. EUA reports for 21 universities from seven European countries were included in the data set. Qualitative inquiry was carried out and six sub-sections in the reports were used as established themes. The findings were then…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Strategic Planning, Foreign Countries
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Bejan, Andrei-Stelian; Damian, Radu Mircea; Leiber, Theodor; Neuner, Iohan; Niculita, Lidia; Vacareanu, Radu – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. institutional evaluation including programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education at Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest in the form of a methodological before-after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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Beerkens, Maarja – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Evidence-based policy has become a norm in the current policy-making rhetoric, affecting also higher education quality assurance. This article agrees with critics that rigorous ex-post impact studies are highly challenging in the field of quality assurance. Nevertheless, there are alternative ways how evidence can effectively guide quality…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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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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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Mixed data analysis from 14 national research universities in Ukraine provides insights into the challenges faced by higher education reformers, as they push academic science to a higher position in the emerging knowledge economy, but are halted by deeply entrenched economic and political legacies. This paper examines competing forces that…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Research Universities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Kniola, David J. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Accountability is among the least understood policy issues in higher education (Burke 2005). The rapid rise in tuition costs in both public and private institutions (Heller 2006) in all corners of the globe (Altbach, Reisberg, and Rumbley 2009) has challenged the idea of higher education as a public good. Student learning outcomes is one…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Higher Education, Educational Facilities
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Cheng, Soh Kay – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Notwithstanding criticisms and discussions on methodological grounds, much attention has been and still will be paid to university rankings for various reasons. The present paper uses published information of the 10 top-ranking universities of the world and demonstrates the problem of spurious precision. In view of the problem of measurement error…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Error of Measurement
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Dey, Niradhar – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Quality assurance (QA) and accreditation in higher education include the systematic management and assessment of procedures to monitor performance and to address areas of improvement. In the context of globalization, without assuring the quality of higher education programmes it is not possible to ensure credit transfer and student mobility, to…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), Evaluation Criteria, Global Approach
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Mahapatra, S. S.; Khan, M. S. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2007
In this paper, an attempt has been made to propose a measuring instrument known as EduQUAL for evaluation of quality in Technical Education System (TES). Factor analysis has been carried out on responses obtained through cross-sectional questionnaire survey on various items to validate dimensionality of the instrument and it is found that 28 items…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Educational Change, Technical Education, Educational Quality
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1988
European higher education policies that were first developed as an empirical, short-term response to financial difficulties at the start of the decade have now assumed a long-term strategic character that affects the relationships between government and higher education and between society and higher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Efficiency
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Barnett, Ronald – European Journal of Education, 1994
This paper argues that the quality evaluation trend in European higher education reflects the state's effort to gain greater control over higher education. First, performance indicators are imposed, and then this technical form of evaluation is used to steer the higher education system toward the labor market. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Fredericks, M. M. H.; And Others – European Journal of Education, 1994
A study of the current program evaluation system in Dutch higher education consisted of a survey of institutions concerning their quality control and enhancement activities and 12 case studies of the experiences of universities and vocational institutions while conducting required self-evaluations and undergoing external evaluation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation
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