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Raaheim, Arild; Mathiassen, Ketil; Moen, Vegard; Lona, Irene; Gynnild, Vidar; Bunaes, Bente Ringlund; Hasle, Emil Trygve – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The traditional exam has a strong holding within Norwegian higher education and is very often the preferred way of assessing students. Digital technology opens up for alternatives to the traditional exam, but so far focus has predominantly been on exchanging pen and paper with personal computers within the traditional framework. Digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Information Technology, Achievement Tests
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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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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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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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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
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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