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Fandos-Herrera, Carmina; Jiménez-Martínez, Julio; Orús, Carlos; Pina, José Miguel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Debates can help students to acquire cross-curricular competencies and improve their learning. However, their use in higher education is scarce and students' acceptance is low. Considering the effectiveness of discussants in scientific conferences, this research introduces the discussant role as a teaching tool to revitalise debate in the…
Descriptors: Debate, Outcomes of Education, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Ooms, Ward; Werker, Claudia; Hopp, Christian – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
We look into the question whether heterogeneity stemming from research orientation, gender, or disciplinary and cultural differences with their PhD supervisors helps or hampers academics' careers. Based on a sample of 248 academics at two leading European universities of technology, we combine multinomial logit models and sequential logit models…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Doctoral Programs, Mentors, College Faculty
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Roy, Achinto; Newman, Alexander; Ellenberger, Tori; Pyman, Amanda – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Scholarly studies of international student mobility programs have increased during the last two decades, particularly following the Bologna Declaration. Nevertheless, a systematic review of international student mobility programs and the outcomes and benefits derived from participation in such programs has not been undertaken. This paper provides…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Students
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Bao, Yanhua; Kehm, Barbara M.; Ma, Yonghong – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This contribution is based on an analysis of recent changes in doctoral education that can be observed in Europe and China. It traces the policies having led to these changes and discusses related policy transfer. The contribution is divided into five parts. It begins by sketching recent changes in doctoral education in the framework of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Morphew, Christopher C.; Fumasoli, Tatiana; Stensaker, Bjørn – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper assesses the assumption that public research-intensive universities are conforming to external pressures and demands in similar ways. By analyzing the strategic plans of public research-intensive universities in Northern Europe and North America, we identify variations in how public and private dimensions of higher education are…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Research Universities, Strategic Planning, State Universities
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Armsby, Pauline; Costley, Carol; Cranfield, Steven – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Expansion and changes in doctoral education globally have challenged universities to meet the needs of practising professionals. Values and purposes, structure and content and pedagogy of the provision are key considerations. This curriculum evaluation work investigated the views of 68 higher education staff mainly from Europe and North America…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Professional Education
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Hou, Angela Yung-Chi; Morse, Robert; Wang, Wayne – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Since the 1950s, the Council of Europe has established conventions and information networks to enhance student mobility and qualification recognition in Europe. In contrast, Asia did not take this issue into consideration until 1983, when the UNESCO Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Qualifications, Recognition (Achievement)
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Lilles, Alo; Rõigas, Kärt – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Various studies show that higher education institutions contribute to regional economic development by R&D, creation of human capital, knowledge and technology transfer, and by creation of a favourable milieu. It is brought out that the basic procedure is to sum expenditures of the college community (students, faculty, staff and visitors)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Research and Development, Statistical Analysis
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Vukasovic, Martina; Jungblut, Jens; Elken, Mari – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies focused on the linkages between the Bologna Process and system--as well as organizational-level changes--implying significance of the process for higher education policy dynamics. However, what has been lacking is a closer examination of the political importance of Bologna for the different actors involved and whether this varies…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research
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Nelson, Anders; Sandberg, Mikael – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study investigated labour-market orientations of students at a Swedish University with a dual/diverse focus on vocational/academic objectives. The aim was to investigate whether and how levels of students' labour-market orientation vary with social background, change during the study period, and are related to approaches to studying and…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Employment Opportunities, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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Sundberg, Kristina; Josephson, Anna; Reeves, Scott; Nordquist, Jonas – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
A key role for educational leaders within undergraduate medical education is to continually improve the quality of education; global quality health care is the goal. This paper reports the findings from a study employing a power model to highlight how educational leaders influence the development of undergraduate medical curricula and the…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Undergraduate Study
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Stachowiak-Kudla, Monika; Kudla, Janusz – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The paper addresses the problem of the financial regulations' impact on the share of private financing in higher education institutions (HEIs). The authors postulate the trade-off between the size and stability of public financing and the regulations fostering stability of HEIs' funds. If the public sources are insufficient then the regulations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Finance Reform, Funding Formulas
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Zgaga, Pavel – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This article focuses on higher education research and policies in small and/or peripheral countries that usually occupy a marginal position in contemporary international debates. The region discussed here is South-eastern Europe and especially the Western Balkans. First, an outline of emerging research centres and the developments in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Role, Educational Research, Educational Policy