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Duarte, Joana; van der Ploeg, Mara – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Recent research calls for a re-structuring of higher education (HE) beyond English medium orientations by acknowledging the plurilingual resources of students and lecturers. In the Netherlands there is a rapid rise in plurilingual lecturers. The central question is to what extent these lecturers make use of their plurilingual resources for…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, College Faculty, Indo European Languages
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Soppe, K. F. B.; Wubbels, T.; Leplaa, H. J.; Klugkist, I.; Wijngaards-de Meij, L. D. N. V. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
When transitioning from high school to university, young people must choose a programme that fits them. We argue that prospective students who can test this fit before starting the programme, will make a better choice. We propose an integrated framework where testing person-environment fit on ability beliefs, interests and sense of belonging…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students)
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Hauptman Komotar, Maruša – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Increasing attention devoted to internationalisation and quality assurance of higher education reinforced the need to analyse their interdependent relationship, known as quality assurance of internationalisation and internationalisation of quality assurance in higher education. On this basis, the present article exposes the development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Global Approach
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Teelken, Christine – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
European institutions of higher education have increasingly sought to improve the accountability and transparency of teaching and research with formal procedures and performance criteria. In a longitudinal analysis conducted in faculties of social sciences and economics at universities in the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, we examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty
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Widiputera, Ferdi; De Witte, Kristof; Groot, Wim; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Higher education institutions have experienced an increase in student enrolment over the past decades. At the same time, universities increasingly attempt to attract students by offering a variety of study programmes. Using a Dutch panel data set of 1300 programmes in 50 institutions, this study investigates what explains the attractiveness of…
Descriptors: College Programs, Enrollment Influences, Geographic Location, Competition
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Hasanefendic, Sandra; Birkholz, Julie M.; Horta, Hugo; van der Sijde, Peter – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article addresses academics who innovate in higher education and their characteristics. We undertake a qualitative case study of six individuals who implemented disruptive and transformative pedagogical approaches and curricular practices in their departments and/or at their institutions. Our findings point to six common…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Marini, Giulio; Reale, Emanuela – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Today's universities are, accordingly to Clark's entrepreneurial model, sustained by managerialism, whereas collegialism may remain in contrast or work in a different way. More recent literature suggests the clash such as the potential for coexistence between managerialism and collegialism. The study analyses data from a survey of 26 universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Entrepreneurship, Collegiality
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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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De Haan, Haijing – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Public higher education institutions (PHEIs) have widely acknowledged a positive relationship between internationalization and their institutional competitive advantage enhancement. Although some concerns have been raised by practitioners and researchers about whether institutional competitive advantage can be enhanced given the current ways of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Public Education
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Kolster, Renze – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The number of international students and the number of countries hosting these students are growing. The level of internationalization has also become an indication of the prestige of higher education institutions. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important for countries--an indeed the European higher education area as a whole--to be…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Students, Reputation, Higher Education
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Bótas, Paulo Charles Pimentel; Huisman, Jeroen – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article explores how power relations are constructed in the governance of higher education institutions. It examines and deconstructs, from a Foucauldian perspective, power relations and mechanisms in the relationship between the state and higher education institutions, and between academic and management staff. This research article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Power Structure, Benchmarking
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Ritzen, Jozef M. M.; Marconi, Gabriele – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article reviews the history of higher education governance and funding in The Netherlands, generalising when possible to other European countries. It finds that governance reforms and the funding of higher education appear to be driven by economic and demographic factors, including massification. Furthermore, the Bologna Process can be…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Change
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Magalhães, António; Veiga, Amélia; Sousa, Sofia; Ribeiro, Filipa – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article focuses on the interaction between the European dimension driven by the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the development of national reforms to fulfil that objective. On the basis of data gathered in eight countries involved in EuroHESC project TRUE (Transforming European Universities), the curricular and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Educational Change