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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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Ayalon, Hanna; Mcdossi, Oded – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This paper sheds new light on horizontal stratification in higher education by studying, in the Israeli context, the choice of institution and field of study of sons and daughters of nonacademic economically established parents. These youngsters wish to reproduce their parents' economic capital, but also to legitimize their social position by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Stratification, Sons, Daughters
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Campbell, Corbin M.; Jimenez, Marisol; Arrozal, Christine Arlene N. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
It is often assumed that higher prestige colleges and universities, via the rankings, have a better quality of education. Yet, the prestige structure in U.S. higher education favors resources, research, and student selectivity over teaching and undergraduate educational practices. Using quantitative observational data from 587 courses across 9…
Descriptors: Reputation, College Instruction, Educational Quality, Difficulty Level
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Cattaneo, Mattia; Malighetti, Paolo; Paleari, Stefano – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This study analyzes the scientific profiles of doctorate holders who migrate in search of better job opportunities as a response to the increased temporariness and uncertainty of employment in their native country. Analyzing the career trajectories of the population of research-active Italian doctorate holders in economics, finance, and business…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Brain Drain, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees
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Jones, Steven; Hall, David; Bragg, Joanna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The role of staff involved with undergraduate admissions and recruitment has changed since the turn towards marketisation in higher education. This article focuses on the system in England following both a sharp rise in student fees and an associated tendency for the public university agenda and related social priorities, such as widening…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, College Admission, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Stephenson, Grace Karram; Rajendram, Shakina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates are home to wealthy minority groups with little or no access to public higher education. These countries share parallel trajectories of economic and educational growth, yet they have starkly different citizenship and educational policies that govern the diverse populations within their borders. The result in…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Advantaged, Access to Education, Reputation
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Lim, Miguel Antonio – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
University rankers are the subject of much criticism, and yet they remain influential in the field of higher education. Drawing from a two-year field study of university ranking organizations, interviews with key correspondents in the sector, and an analysis of related documents, I introduce the concept of "weak expertise." This kind of…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Criticism, Institutional Evaluation
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Gerhards, Jürgen; Hans, Silke; Drewski, Daniel – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The global academic system is hierarchically structured between a center, a semi-periphery and a periphery. We analyze to what extent the position of a country and a university within this hierarchy of scientific reputation shapes doctoral students' chances of international mobility. We conducted an exploratory experimental study using fake…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Vertical Organization, Reputation
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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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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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Czarnecki, Krzysztof – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article investigates the consequences of an expansion of domestic university places in Australia after 2009 for inequalities in access to tertiary education. I focused on how different individual-level socioeconomic factors were influencing not only the likelihood of continuing education at the tertiary level but also a type of institution…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Reputation, Academic Ability
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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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Schulze-Cleven, Tobias; Reitz, Tilman; Maesse, Jens; Angermuller, Johannes – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The higher education sector has been undergoing a far-reaching institutional re-orientation during the past two decades. Many adjustments appear to have strengthened the role of competition in the governance of higher education, but the character of the sector's emerging new political economy has frequently remained unclear. Serving as the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Competition, Role
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Maesse, Jens – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
From the 1990s onwards, economics departments in Europe have changed toward a culture of "excellence." Strong academic hierarchies and new forms of academic organization replace "institutes" and "colleges" by fully equipped "economics departments." This article seeks to demonstrate how and why…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Economics Education
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Bloch, Roland; Mitterle, Alexander – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This article seeks to shed light on current dynamics of stratification in changing higher education and proposes an analytical perspective to account for these dynamics based on Martin Trow's work on "the analysis of status." In research on higher education, the term "stratification" is generally understood as a metaphor that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Government School Relationship
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