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Leiber, Theodor; Stensaker, Bjørn; Harvey, Lee Colin – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The last two decades have witnessed an increasing intensity of quality management in higher education institutions and quality discourses which were followed by debates about and attempts of evaluating the efficacy of quality management in the sector. Accordingly, the article presents a SWOT analysis of impact evaluation of quality management in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Stensaker, Bjørn; Persson, Mats; Pinheiro, Rómulo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
One can, in principle, identify numerous arguments for mergers in higher education (HE), including efficiency, diversity, quality, and regional needs. This diversity can be explained by the growing societal interest in the sector, not least concerning the contributions from HE to society at large. However, research on merger processes has tended…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Change, Stakeholders, Higher Education
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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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Stensaker, Bjørn; Michelsen, Svein – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The article addresses the relationship between changes in the higher education landscape concerning its structure and governance, and the organization of student interest representation at the institutional and national level. Based on a historical analysis of the development of higher education in Norway, the article identifies close links…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Student Interests
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Elken, Mari; Stensaker, Bjørn – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Internationally there is much political consensus on the key role higher education has in developing the knowledge society. One can argue that a key condition for establishing a knowledge society is the need to coordinate policies across different areas, at least linking higher education with research, innovation and labour market policies. In all…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Educational Policy