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Sá, Creso M.; Sabzalieva, Emma – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
As the number of globally mobile students has expanded, governments are assumed to be consistently and intentionally competing for talent, in what has been called a "great brain race". While the notion of competition has become dominant, there is little evidence on long-term policy dynamics in this field, not only across jurisdictions…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students, Talent
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Jang, Eun-Young – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
In recent decades, recruiting foreign professors (FPs) has become a noticeable trend at South Korean higher education institutions (HEIs) as they attempt to internationalize. However, little scholarly attention has been paid to the question of what is actually happening in classrooms as a result of this rapid influx of FPs and the associated…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Goff, Lori – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
As the quality of university education garners increasingly more interest in both the public and in the literature, and as quality assurance (QA) processes are developed and implemented within universities around the world, it is important to carefully consider what is meant by the term quality. This study attempts to add to the literature…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Charles, David; Jones, Glen A. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
This paper investigates historical and current developments regarding governmental policies aimed at enhancing spatial equity (access) or decentralisation of higher education provision in three countries--Australia, Canada and Norway. We then shed light on the links or interrelations between policy objectives and initiatives and institutional…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Trend Analysis
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Ecker, John; Rae, Jennifer; Bassi, Amandeep – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
The presence of queer student centres (QSCs) across Canadian universities and colleges is largely unknown. It is an important area of investigation since queer-identified students have previously identified several benefits of these services, including receiving support from other queer individuals. The focus of the current study was to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Student Organizations, Colleges
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Brownlee, Jamie – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
In Canada, universities are undergoing a process of corporatization where business interests, values and practices are assuming a more prominent place in higher education. A key feature of this process has been the changing composition of academic labor. While it is generally accepted that universities are relying more heavily on contract faculty,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Universities, Higher Education
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Pennock, Lea; Jones, Glen A.; Leclerc, Jeff M.; Li, Sharon X. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
Academic governance is an important dimension of institutional self-governance. This paper reports on the findings of a new study of university senates (academic councils) in Canadian universities in order to analyze changes in structure and in senate members' perceptions of the structure and role of senates over the last decade. Following the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Governance, College Governing Councils
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Jerrim, John; Vignoles, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
In this paper, we consider whether certain countries are particularly adept (or particularly poor) at getting children from disadvantaged homes to study for a bachelor's degree. A series of university access models are estimated for four English-speaking countries (England, Canada, Australia and the USA), which include controls for comparable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Academic Achievement