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ERIC Number: EJ795959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Research in Non-University Higher Education Institutions. The Case of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences
Lepori, Benedetto
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n1 p45-58 Jul 2008
This paper presents the development of research in the Swiss non-university higher education sector and frames it in the debate on the organization of higher education systems in Western Europe and on the dynamics between university and non-university sector. It shows that, in the Swiss case, the applied research mandate has been used to differentiate these institutions from universities and that this endeavor has been to a large extent successful in technology, while it has been a source of major tensions in the other domains. I conclude that the development of research in the non-higher education leads to complex dynamics of convergence and of differentiation and that this process is strongly influenced by the specificities and differences between different subject domains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland