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ERIC Number: EJ895530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Benchmarking in European Higher Education: A Step beyond Current Quality Models
Burquel, Nadine; van Vught, Frans
Tertiary Education and Management, v16 n3 p243-255 Sep 2010
This paper presents the findings of a two-year EU-funded project (DG Education and Culture) "Benchmarking in European Higher Education", carried out from 2006 to 2008 by a consortium led by the European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU), with the Centre for Higher Education Development, UNESCO-CEPES, and the Universidade de Aveiro. Quality assurance as currently practised may ensure accountability, yet it does not sufficiently enhance the quality of higher education. The application of industrial quality models has shown its limitations. Going beyond current quality approaches, benchmarking is a modern management tool to set targets for increased performance through inter-organisational learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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