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Guzmán-Valenzuela, Carolina; Gómez, Carolina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Drawing on de Sousa Santos's work on "Epistemologies of the South" (2014), this paper critically examines the patterns of publication in higher education studies in mainstream and non-mainstream journals in Latin American between 2000 and 2015. An analysis of 1370 papers--130 indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) core collection indexes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Libraries, Epistemology, Periodicals
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Brankovic, Jelena – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The article uses the concept of organisational status to explore how universities respond to intensifying competition. Although status is not a novel phenomenon in higher education, recent insights show that the concerns with vertical positioning, both nationally and internationally, are gaining prominence with a growing number of universities…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Recruitment, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics
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Suleman, Fátima – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In recent decades, a growing body of literature has emerged to illustrate the strong pressure on higher education institutions to prepare graduates for the world of work. This paper examines studies that attempt to incorporate the concept of employability skills in the empirical analysis. It thus focuses on the conceptual discussion and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, College Graduates, Taxonomy, Economic Factors
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Blasi, Brigida; Romagnosi, Sandra; Bonaccorsi, Andrea – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
University rankings have raised huge interest in the social sciences because of their methodological foundations and impact. Rankings have also gained popularity in the media system. In this article we analyze the coverage offered by the media to the Italian Research Evaluation exercise--VQR 2004-2010. Even though this evaluation did not have…
Descriptors: Universities, Achievement Rating, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation
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Levatino, Antonina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Transnational higher education (TNHE) is one of the most important, even if often neglected, aspects in the internationalisation of higher education. TNHE constitutes a strategy for universities to expand recruitment. Nonetheless, it is often argued that TNHE could constitute a way for the countries where it is implemented to retain their students…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Mobility, Data Analysis, Enrollment Trends
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Buckner, Elizabeth S. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This article examines changing ideas about the relationship between the nation-state and the university in international higher education development discourse through a quantitative content analysis of over 700 academic articles, conference proceedings and research reports published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Competition, Correlation
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Bendermacher, G. W. G.; oude Egbrink, M. G. A.; Wolfhagen, I. H. A. P.; Dolmans, D. H. J. M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
There is a growing belief that higher education institutions should nurture a "quality culture" in which structural/managerial and cultural/psychological elements act in synergy to continuously improve education. Notwithstanding the positive connotation of the "quality culture" concept, its exact configuration remains subject…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Resource Allocation
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Steinhardt, Isabel; Schneijderberg, Christian; Götze, Nicolai; Baumann, Janosch; Krücken, Georg – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The quality assurance of teaching and learning as part of universities' governance and quality management has become a major subject in higher education and higher education politics worldwide. In addition, increasing academic attention has been paid to the quality assurance of teaching and learning, as is evident from the growing number of…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Concept Mapping, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kuraev, Alex – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
Historically, the university was an alien establishment for Russia, reflecting the political ambition of its leadership, not the organic impetus of Russian society. In Soviet academia, the notion of university education was replaced by the concept of vocational-technical training. As a creation of the Soviet government, Soviet higher education…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Administrative Organization, Higher Education, International Education
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Ashwin, Paul; Smith, Karen – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
In this article we explore the way in which policy texts are positioned in a selection of higher education journal articles. Previous research has suggested that policy implementation studies have taken an uncritical approach to researching policies. Based on an analysis of articles published in higher education and policy journals in 2011, we…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Periodicals, Research
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Voce, Julie – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
Electronic assignment submission (e-submission) tools, such as those within course management systems (e.g. Blackboard), or systems such as Turnitin, which enable students to submit coursework online are now one of the main centrally supported institutional tools in Higher Education (HE) in the United Kingdom (UK), however the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, College Students