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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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Platonova, Daria – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study addresses the lack of studies of diversity in post-Soviet higher education systems. It aims to examine institutional diversity in two post-Soviet countries as the result of higher state and market forces in the context of high-participation systems of higher education. The 'enrollment economy' has become the most powerful signal for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Diversity (Institutional), Social Change, Social Systems
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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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Hladchenko, Myroslava; Westerheijden, Don F. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This article aims to explore the academic identities under the conditions of means-ends decoupling at the nation-state level. For empirical evidence we choose Ukraine. In 2014, after the Revolution of Dignity despite the adoption of the policies aimed to construct academic identities like in the Western universities the intended outcomes were not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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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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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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Leiber, Theodor; Moutafidou, Nana; Welker, Bertram – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of internal quality assurance, i.e. Programme Reviews, which was carried out by the Evaluation Agency Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Staff Unit of Quality Development at University of Stuttgart (Germany) in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The impact evaluation exhibits that…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Universities, Feedback (Response), Educational Quality
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Seyfried, Markus; Pohlenz, Philipp – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The present article offers a mixed-method perspective on the investigation of determinants of effectiveness in quality assurance at higher education institutions. We collected survey data from German higher education institutions to analyse the degree to which quality managers perceive their approaches to quality assurance as effective. Based on…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Administrator Role
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Leiber, Theodor; Prades, Anna; Alvarez del Castillo, Maripaz – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency at Autonomous University of Barcelona in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The impact evaluation exhibits a marked stability of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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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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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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Brennan, John – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Expanded and increasingly diversified systems of higher education are generally differentiated vertically and/or horizontally. National quality management systems attempt to identify both kinds of differences in quality and standards across their higher education systems. But different quality management systems and processes can pose different…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Success, Performance Factors, Quality Assurance
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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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Zheng, Gaoming; Cai, Yuzhuo; Ma, Shaozhuang – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper intends to construct an analytical framework for understanding quality assurance in international joint programmes and to test it in a case analysis of a European--Chinese joint doctoral degree programme. The development of a quality assurance system for an international joint programme is understood as an institutionalization process…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Doctoral Programs, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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