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Passaretta, Giampiero; Trivellato, Paolo; Triventi, Moris – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The article examines the mid-term occupational outcomes of two cohorts of PhDs graduated in 2004 and 2008 in Italy. This comparison allows the authors to explore changing PhD's occupational prospects after recent academic reforms (e.g. cuts to public funding, introduction of fixed-term positions for assistant professors) and the economic crisis.…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship
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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis; Zhao, Fang; Zhang, Zhaoyong; Wang, Shasha – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper we investigate the current tensions for pedagogic change in the Chinese higher education system, and explore how the intricate interplay between the stakeholder relationships drives and mediates the system, and impacts on potential pedagogy. To achieve these goals, this study takes an inductive theory-building approach to gather the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Benavides, Martin; Arellano, Adriana; Zárate Vásquez, Julio Sebastián – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
National higher education systems have undergone a series of transformations in recent decades. Since the 1980s, regulatory systems governing higher education have witnessed a number of changes. In particular, there has been a shift away from a model of state control, to one of state oversight, in which the state designs a framework of rules and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Governance
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Rungfamai, Kreangchai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The case of higher educational development in Thailand is intriguing in the sense that the country, with the deep religious root of Buddhism, was never colonized; however, the shadow of Westernization in the higher education system is strongly evident. The functions of Thai higher education have played a crucial role in shaping the country's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Development, Universities
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Dubey, Amlendu; Mehndiratta, Amit; Sagar, Mahim; Kashiramka, Smita – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper, we identify factors which improve the quality of technical education using the data from World Bank's Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) in India. We evaluate the success of TEQIP in improving the quality of technical education in the country. Our findings show significant impact of this intervention on the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Banking, Technical Education, Economic Development
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Donina, Davide; Paleari, Stefano – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Higher education (HE) reforms are usually inspired by New Public Management (NPM) global reform scripts. This article focuses on a pivotal object of NPM-driven reforms--central university governance structures. On the one hand, we present the founding ideas of NPM and sketch how they translate for these structures; on the other hand, two further…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Governance, Case Studies
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Kondakci, Yasar; Bedenlier, Svenja; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Research on the patterns of international student mobility and the dynamics shaping these patterns has been dominated by studies reflecting a Western orientation, discourse, and understanding. Considering political, economic, cultural, historical, and ecological factors, this study argues that international student mobility is not only an issue of…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Social Influences, Political Influences
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Delany, Clare; Doughney, Lachlan; Bandler, Lilon; Harms, Louise; Andrews, Shawana; Nicholson, Patricia; Remedios, Louisa; Edmondson, Wendy; Kosta, Lauren; Ewen, Shaun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In higher education, assessment is key to student learning. Assessments which promote critical thinking necessary for sustained learning beyond university are highly valued. However, the design of assessment tasks to achieve these types of thinking skills and dispositions to act in professional practice has received little attention. This research…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Kenny, John – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Neo-liberal reforms in higher education have resulted in corporate managerial practices in universities and a drive for efficiency and productivity in teaching and research. As a result, there has been an intensification of academic work, increased stress for academics and an emphasis on accountability and performativity in universities. The paper…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Load, Accountability, Neoliberalism
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Bruckmann, Sofia; Carvalho, Teresa – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
During the past three decades, higher education institutions have been changing, moving away from the traditional bureaucratic archetype towards a more managerialist one. Empirical research already demonstrated that organisations tend to be in a hybrid area of archetypal change. Considering the specific case of a government-imposed reform in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Organizational Change
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Song, Jia – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In recent years, "creating world-class universities" has been an important project on the Chinese mainland. With the all-encompassing internationalization of higher education in the global market, it is of the utmost importance that the quality of universities be improved and that some of the top universities are pushed to become…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Interviews, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Jabbar, Abdul; Analoui, Bejan; Kong, Kai; Mirza, Mohammed – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
For many UK higher education business schools, the continued recruitment of UK, EU and international students is crucial for financial stability, viability and independence. Due to increasingly competitive funding models across the sector, many institutional leaders and administrators are making decisions typical of highly marketised consumer…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Higher Education, Business Schools, Teaching Experience
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Gryaznova, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Improving the governance is one of the priorities of the reforms in the area of higher education in Russia. Radical reforms and massive democratisation of the sector in the last 25 years resulted in accumulation of many development issues: the quality of public services, the efficiency of public spending and the modes of interaction between state,…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Social Control, Foreign Countries, Efficiency
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Dwyer, Alexander; Hine, Lorelei; Turner, Jarred – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Engaging "students as partners" (SaP) in teaching and learning is an emerging yet contested topic in higher education. This study interviewed 16 students and staff working in partnership across 11 Australian universities to understand how they conceptualised SaP and the opportunities they believed SaP afforded their universities.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Teaching quality improvements frequently focus upon the 'development' of individual academics in higher education. However, research also shows that the academics' context has considerable influence upon their practices. This study examines the working environments of teachers on an online pharmacy programme, investigating contextual conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, College Faculty, Work Environment
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