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Watermeyer, Richard – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Public engagement (PE) is habitually recognized and advocated across the higher education (HE) community--especially by regulator and funder constituencies--as an intrinsically good thing. In the UK, a number of initiatives focused on embedding a culture of PE within universities have sought to further this claim, yet have done so without…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Involvement, Interviews, College Faculty
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Sagintayeva, Aida; Kurakbayev, Kairat – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Although institutional autonomy has recently received significant attention from scholars and policy-makers in much of the world, few studies have been made of the universities in transition towards institutional autonomy in post-Soviet countries. Autonomy and its related concept of public accountability are relatively new phenomena in…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Policy
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Vukasovic, Martina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The concluding commentary summarizes the contributions to the special issue, identifies a number of transversal themes and specifies their empirical and theoretical contributions. The interplay between international, European and domestic influences on national policy changes and university adaptation is highlighted. This is used as the basis for…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Policy, Universities, Educational Change
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Dakowska, Dorota; Harmsen, Robert – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This introductory article deals with higher education (HE) transformations in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of democratization and globalization. The authors first briefly survey the wider canvas of reform since 1989, particularly probing the extent to which the countries of the region may be treated as a distinctive or a cohesive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, International Education, Surveys
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Gille-Belova, Olga – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
All European Union (EU) member states and many former post-Soviet countries joined the Bologna Process without major obstacles during the 2000s and today belong to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The only European country which was refused membership in the EHEA was Belarus, whose demand was rejected in 2012. The case study of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Political Issues, Higher Education
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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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Dobbins, Michael – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This article places developments in Polish public higher education (HE) in the broader context of the literature on HE governance and, in particular, marketization. The Polish case stands out due to the parallel existence of prestigious large universities with long histories of scientific advancement and the largest number of private HE…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Deca, Ligia – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Higher education systems in Central and Eastern Europe have faced numerous challenges in their transitions following the collapse of totalitarian regimes in 1989-1990. Romania, as a country that is representative of the specificities of this particular region, as well as a relatively new member of the European Union, is a privileged site for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, International Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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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Winterhager, Nicolas; Krücken, Georg – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
We analyse recruitment of recent tertiary education graduates drawing on a rich set of interviews with human resource managers of 46 large- and medium-sized firms in different regions across Germany. Specifically, we address the question of which higher education institutions' managers choose for campus recruiting and which criteria managers use…
Descriptors: Talent, College Graduates, Interviews, Human Resources
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Holmberg, Daniel; Hallonsten, Olof – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Twentieth-century "massification" of higher education and academic research led to mission diversification and structural diversification of national higher education systems (HESs), but also a tendency of non-university colleges to seek to develop into full-scale universities by the emulation of practices of established academic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Trowler, Paul Richard – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Social practice theory addresses both theoretical and method/ological agendas. To date priority has been given to the former, with writing on the latter tending often to be an afterthought to theoretical expositions or fieldwork accounts. This article gives sustained attention to the method/ological corollaries of a social practice perspective. It…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Social Theories
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Pabian, Petr – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
While acknowledging that ethnography has been a rarely adopted approach in the field of higher education research, I will try to demonstrate the contributions that ethnographies have made to higher education studies. I will introduce readers to several of the most important and interesting ethnographic studies of university settings, focusing on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnography, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Roxå, Torgny; Mårtensson, Katarina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Socio-culturally formed collegial contexts in the midlevel of higher education organizations have attracted increased attention from higher education researchers. It is assumed that development, change and stability are dependent on norms, habits and traditions in these contexts. This text introduces a framework useful for identifying and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Comparative Analysis, Governance
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Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya; Boyadjieva, Pepka – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This paper aims at studying the dynamics of inequalities in access to higher education (HE) both in a historical and a comparative perspective. It uses Bulgaria as a case study and places it among five other countries such as Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The adopted approach differentiates between equity in HE and inequalities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Equal Education
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