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Skaniakos, Terhi; Honkimäki, Sanna; Kallio, Eeva; Nissinen, Kari; Tynjälä, Päivi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In recent decades, the massification and diversification of higher education have generated new challenges for the guidance of university students. The present study focuses on students' experiences of guidance in relation to their study progress and perceptions of their learning outcomes. The data (n = 4916) were collected from 2010-2013 through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Habits, Guidance
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Aarnikoivu, Melina; Nokkala, Terhi; Siekkinen, Taru; Kuoppala, Kari; Pekkola, Elias – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article examines the perceptions of early-career, fixed-term researchers in Finnish universities towards changing careers. It maps out the reasons this group has considered the change and where they see themselves in five years. As a theoretical framework, a synthesisation of variables related to career change, created by Ryan, Healy, and…
Descriptors: Researchers, Career Change, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Siekkinen, Taru; Kuoppala, Kari; Pekkola, Elias; Välimaa, Jussi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study explores the nature of reciprocal commitment in academic careers. The article is based on a survey conducted in autumn 2013 among fixed-term employees at eight major universities in Finland (N = 810). The analysis is focusing on researchers who have a doctoral degree and who are working on a fixed-term contract at their university (n =…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Surveys, Employee Attitudes
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Kivistö, Jussi; Pekkola, Elias; Siekkinen, Taru – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Doctoral education as a policy field is an important link between educational, research and innovation policies. It is gaining importance in European and national policy discussions. Doctoral education policies are increasingly formulated at the supranational level, even though the European Commission does not possess formal competence in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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Aittola, Helena – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
In Europe, doctoral education systems have been systematically reformed. These reforms are aimed at improving the quality of research and the competitiveness of European countries. In Finland, the reform project of doctoral education started vigorously in the mid-1990s which has contributed significantly to the emergence of more structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Institutional Characteristics
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Tienari, Janne; Aula, Hanna-Mari; Aarrevaara, Timo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
In the Finnish higher education system, government steering and the interests of industry and business have come to focus on the impact of the university in society. In 2010, "Aalto University" was created in a merger of three universities representing different academic fields. The new university developed a forward-looking strategy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Educational Strategies, Institutional Characteristics
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Nokkala, Terhi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Policy texts present problems, propose solutions to those problems and persuade multiple audiences of the legitimacy of the proposed problems and solutions. The rhetorical analysis of two decades of higher education and science and technology discourse in Finland, Germany, UK, Portugal and USA highlights the discursive elements that contribute to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Rhetorical Criticism
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Luoma, Mikko; Risikko, Tanja; Erkkilä, Paula – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study examines university strategies from the content perspective. Since the early 1980s, the pressure to adopt strategic management in universities and other higher education institutions has increased because of issues including reduced public funding, pressures and possibilities for internationalization, developments in teaching…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Van Damme, Dirk – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In this paper, I argue for more and better learning metrics in higher education, eventually through an international, comparative assessment of students' learning outcomes. Better learning measures may help to improve transparency in the system by addressing the information asymmetry problem. If not addressed adequately, the lack of transparency…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Methods
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Pietilä, Maria – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the purposes for which leaders in universities use academic career systems. It focuses on the tenure track system which is new to Finland. Tenure track represents a newly established internal career path in a situation in which Finnish universities' organizational autonomy increased via new legislation from 2010. Drawing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tenure, Higher Education, Career Development
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Kohtamäki, Vuokko – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The latest policy trends of higher education institutions (HEIs) have increasingly highlighted the importance of external stakeholders' expertise and resources. This paper investigated how the third mission through teaching and research and development (R&D) at Finnish universities of applied sciences (UASs) is influenced by the structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Expertise
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Diogo, Sara – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This article compares recent governance reforms in Finnish and Portuguese higher education (HE) systems and institutions (HEIs). Although Portugal and Finland differ significantly, both the countries have recently undertaken similar HE legislative reforms. This article analyses the contexts and implementation processes of these legal frameworks:…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Decision Making, International Organizations
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Haapakorpi, Arja; Geirsdóttir, Guðrún; Jóhannsdóttir, Gyða – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
With quality assurance related to the Bologna goals, universities are required to fulfil internationally accepted standardized criteria of quality. This tends to reinforce control in assessment. However, control-oriented evaluations seem to lack meaning for academic staff. The article explored the possibilities and space for improvement-oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, College Administration, Universities
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