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Kosmützky, Anna – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Higher education is undergoing a process of globalization and new realities of a globalized higher education world are emerging. Globalization also has a profound impact on higher education research. Global and transnational topics are theoretically and empirically elaborated and seem on the rise, whereas the international comparative outlook…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Criticism, Global Approach
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Králiková, Renáta – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In the early 2000s, several post-communist countries launched reforms of university management and governance marked by the influence of a "modernization agenda" for higher education governance, which was promoted by the World Bank, the OECD and the European Commission. However, this "modernization agenda" was employed…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Universities, 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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Fransson, Ola; Friberg, Torbjörn – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The focus of this article is on changes of epistemic content in evaluating and controlling teaching at universities. Methodologically, in this study, we integrate macro-historical-political configurations with contemporary micro-social situations in contrast to a discursive-philosophical orientation. We strive for integration between historical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Instruction, Educational History, Politics of Education
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Pastore, Serafina; Pentassuglia, Monica – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Nowadays, assessment is widely recognized as a key element in higher education systems. Current studies are moving towards the revision of traditional modalities of testing, the individuation of alternative forms of assessment, and, above all, the analysis of conceptions that teachers and students have about assessment. The present research is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Leisyte, Liudvika; Zelvys, Rimantas; Zenkiene, Lina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The paper explores the implementation of selected Bologna action lines in Lithuanian higher education institutions (HEIs). The study is carried out from an organizational perspective on national re-contextualization, drawing upon sociological institutionalism. The Bologna process is likely to be normatively accepted by institutions in the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Student Mobility
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Oliveira, Manuela; Vieira, Carlos; Vieira, Isabel – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Recognizing the strategic relevance of higher education, various countries have established ambitious objectives for the percentage of graduates in their population by 2020. In some cases, without effective policies aimed at increasing domestic rates of participation in higher education, such goals will not be met. However, successful measures are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Least Squares Statistics, College Graduates
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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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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Langa, Patricio V.; Pausits, Attila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Globally, debates on the notion of a third set of activities aimed at linking higher education institutions more closely with surrounding society are not new. In the last decade or so, calls for a re-engagement of the university in helping to tackle the great challenges facing societies and local communities have propelled the third mission to the…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Conflict
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Langa, Patricio V.; Pausits, Attila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In modern, knowledge-based societies, universities play an increasingly important role in achieving economic growth and social progress. Their traditional roles and missions are being broadened as to accommodate activities that facilitate engagement with various stakeholder groups. Universities do not want to be regarded as isolated and separated…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Colleges, Economic Development
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Lebeau, Yann; Cochrane, Allan – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Drawing on the experiences and statements of two universities, this article sets out to relate current trends and discourses of engagement of UK higher education (HE) institutions with their regional environment in the context of major policy shifts in HE and in regional governance. The "third mission" is considered as an aspect of what…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries, Universities, Discourse Analysis
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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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Benneworth, Paul; de Boer, Harry; Jongbloed, Ben – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
There is a widespread recognition across Europe, amongst policy-makers, university managers and scholars, that universities' societal roles (the "third mission") are increasingly important. As universities become increasingly strategically managed, it is perhaps unsurprising that attention has turned towards the strategic management of…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning
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Cai, Yuzhuo; Zhang, Han; Pinheiro, Rómulo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
There is a lack of in-depth studies on how technology transfer organizations (TTOs) are organized and developed. This paper examines the evolution/institutionalization of TTOs in Tsinghua University (TU), as a microcosm of the development of TTOs in Chinese universities. It explores two issues in particular: what kinds of TTOs have been developed…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Koryakina, Tatyana; Sarrico, Cláudia S.; Teixeira, Pedro N. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In the context of increased international competition and financial austerity, an economic development mission has become an important strategic and policy issue for European higher education. This paper aims to contribute to knowledge regarding universities' engagement with the external environment and its impact on internal governance and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Role of Education, Universities
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