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Hughes, Claire; Thomas, Helen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some research which was undertaken to explore perceptions around quality assurance within collaborative partnership (CP) working, from a range of internal and external stakeholders. The responses we received are being used to enhance policy and processes and inform the development of guidance materials to support all…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy
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Henderson, Michelle; Barnett, Rebecca; Barrett, Heather – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Transnational education (TNE) is a fast moving area. The growth of TNE provision across the higher education (HE) sector has meant professional staff have developed considerable experience and knowledge in this field. However, the development of online and distance learning provision combined with the changing TNE landscape has given rise to new…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel
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Hoey, Michael – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
All the papers included in this volume implicitly adopt an ethical stance towards the aspect of internationalisation that they investigate or discuss, but necessarily these stances only occasionally become explicit. In this paper, therefore, I look at the impact of internationalisation on universities and at their impact in turn on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Ethics, Universities
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Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This article outlines some of the policy issues currently faced by research-based universities in the Netherlands. The focus is on four leading universities (University of Amsterdam: UvA; Free University of Amsterdam: VU; Leiden University; and Delft University of Technology: TUD). The author visited these institutions as part of a Study Tour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Policy
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Taylor, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Internationalisation is now a key strategic priority for many universities. As part of this process, universities are increasingly looking to build a number of key strategic partnerships with a small number of like-minded institutions. This paper, based on a detailed study of three such partnerships, seeks to understand and theorise the process by…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Diamond, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Professor Sir Ian Diamond is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since 1 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council. He was also Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group (2004-2009) the umbrella body that represents all seven UK Research…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Efficiency, Professional Associations, Conference Papers
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Chan, Jeremy – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
China aims to become an innovation-led nation by 2020, but its leadership is generally sceptical--and oftentimes hostile--to the market forces, open exchange of ideas, and creative destruction that have unlocked innovation in other countries. Instead, Beijing hopes to promote innovation in China through a massive expansion in higher education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Higher Education, Knowledge Economy
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Schofield, Mark – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Institutional Research (IR), as a concept, has been gaining traction in the UK and across the world, as evidenced by the growing number of European, African, Australasian and North American associations, communities, conferences and publications. This paper stresses the need for high-quality (Institutional) research behaviours, aligned with and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Assurance, Student Experience, Benchmarking
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Fielden, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
This paper assesses the growing UK private sector in education and questions whether it is, as its supporters suggest, a valuable addition to an already diverse national system. An earlier "Perspectives" paper (Woodfield et al 2011) explored the emerging partnerships between public and private sectors. This follow-up explores the roles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Sector, Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education
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Sabzalieva, Emma – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
This paper argues that universities do have responsibilities to their wider communities, and that those responsibilities--or that "engagement"--should be managed in a way that is not solely dictated by the university. The paper, which focuses on UK universities, first explains why the contemporary context makes it important to consider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Case Studies, Models
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Woodfield, Steve; Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
Higher education systems worldwide are currently facing a trio of competing challenges: increasing access and absorbing demand; promoting and safeguarding quality; and reducing and minimising costs to students, taxpayers and other investors. The growth of private (profit and not-for-profit) educational provision worldwide, in addition to other…
Descriptors: Evidence, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Quality Control
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Eastwood, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2008
This is Part 2 of Professor Eastwood's paper given as the AUA Annual Guest Lecture on 24 October 2007. In Part 1 he summarised the historical development of British higher education and reflected on five topics which appear to be settled in the HE debate: desirability of mass HE; desirability of sector diversity; a mixed economy for funding;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Financial Support
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Fowler, Kathy; Eggeling, Maggie; Musgrave, Nikki – Perspectives London policy and practice in higher education, 2004
As part of the movement to greater social inclusion, a number of initiatives have been created to build bridges between the school and further education sectors and universities. In England, this kind of activity comes under the Partners 4 Progression (P4P) initiative. In Scotland, such initiatives are more regionally based: the thrust of widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education
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Hall, David; Thomas, Harold – Perspectives London policy and practice in higher education, 2004
One of the themes running through a number of recent papers in perspectives has been a questioning of the current state of perceived boundaries within post-compulsory education in the UK. Temple (2001: 81), for instance, questioned the appropriateness of continuing with the historic conceptual difference between the "knowing what" of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Diversity (Institutional), Partnerships in Education