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Stensaker, Bjørn; Lee, Jenny J.; Rhoades, Gary; Ghosh, Sowmya; Castiello-Gutiérrez, Santiago; Vance, Hillary; Çalikoglu, Alper; Kramer, Vannessa; Liu, Shuiyun; Marei, Mahmoud Sayed; O'Toole, Leslie; Pavlyutkin, Ivan; Peel, Cassandra – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Globalizing forces have both transformed the higher education sector and made it increasingly homogenous. Growing similarities among universities have been attributed to isomorphic pressures to ensure and/or enhance legitimacy by imitating higher education institutions that are perceived as successful internationally, particularly universities…
Descriptors: Universities, Strategic Planning, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Theories
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Leydesdorff, Loet; Etzkowitz, Henry; Kushnir, Duncan – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
Following a pause, with a relatively flat rate, from 1998 to 2008, the long-term trend of university patenting rising as a share of all patenting has resumed, driven by the internationalization of academic entrepreneurship and the persistence of US university technology transfer. The authors disaggregate this recent growth in university patenting…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Universities, Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer
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Le, Thanh; Tang, Kam Ki – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper empirically examines the impact of academic research on high-tech manufacturing growth of 28 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and emerging countries over the 1991-2005 period. A standard research and development (R&D) expenditure based measure is found to be too general to capture the input in high-tech…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Manufacturing Industry, Technological Advancement, International Organizations
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Burmeister, Mareike; Rauch, Franz; Eilks, Ingo – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
The years between 2005 and 2014 have been declared as a worldwide Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) by the United Nations. DESD's intended purpose is to promote and more thoroughly focus education as a crucial tool preparing young people to be responsible future citizens, so that our future generations can shape society in a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Sustainable Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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Artemeva, Natasha; Fox, Janna – Written Communication, 2011
This article reports on an international study of the teaching of undergraduate mathematics in seven countries. Informed by rhetorical genre theory, activity theory, and the notion of Communities of Practice, this study explores a pedagogical genre at play in university mathematics lecture classrooms. The genre is mediational in that it is a tool…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Teaching Experience
Gordon, Neve – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
While both the author and Norman Finkelstein were reviled by American Zionists for their opinions regarding Israel's policies in the occupied Palestinian territories when they came up for tenure, the author ultimately gained tenure at an Israeli university, while Finkelstein was denied tenure at an American one. Drawing on this experience, the…
Descriptors: Tenure, Academic Freedom, Universities, Foreign Countries