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Widiputera, Ferdi; De Witte, Kristof; Groot, Wim; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Higher education institutions have experienced an increase in student enrolment over the past decades. At the same time, universities increasingly attempt to attract students by offering a variety of study programmes. Using a Dutch panel data set of 1300 programmes in 50 institutions, this study investigates what explains the attractiveness of…
Descriptors: College Programs, Enrollment Influences, Geographic Location, Competition
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Bartkute, Darija – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Increasing competition within the Lithuanian educational market has paved the way for an analysis of the complex choice processes enrollees undergo in selecting a higher education institution. This research examines the concept of consumer value and its interpretation in the Lithuanian higher education setting. Based on data collected from 445…
Descriptors: College Choice, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Discriminant Analysis
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Siekkinen, Taru; Kuoppala, Kari; Pekkola, Elias; Välimaa, Jussi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study explores the nature of reciprocal commitment in academic careers. The article is based on a survey conducted in autumn 2013 among fixed-term employees at eight major universities in Finland (N = 810). The analysis is focusing on researchers who have a doctoral degree and who are working on a fixed-term contract at their university (n =…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Surveys, Employee Attitudes
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Hasanefendic, Sandra; Birkholz, Julie M.; Horta, Hugo; van der Sijde, Peter – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article addresses academics who innovate in higher education and their characteristics. We undertake a qualitative case study of six individuals who implemented disruptive and transformative pedagogical approaches and curricular practices in their departments and/or at their institutions. Our findings point to six common…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Hugentobler, Manuela; Müller, Markus; Morrissey, Franz Andres – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Academic freedom, a deep-rooted right in the Swiss Constitution, is endangered. Private sponsorship agreements, secretly negotiated between university leaders and big companies, become increasingly vital for universities in Switzerland. Swiss authorities are pushing this development: not only are they taking austerity measures, but also rewarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Financial Support, Academic Freedom, Partnerships in Education
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Myrtveit, Solbjørg Makalani; Askeland, Kristin Gärtner; Knapstad, Marit; Knudsen, Ann Kristin; Skogen, Jens Christoffer – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Norwegian universities and university colleges yearly arrange an introductory week to welcome new students. This study provides new insight about who takes part in the event, to what degree students are satisfied with the event, and whether participation is associated with social integration. Data from the Norwegian study of students' health and…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Universities
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Kushnir, Iryna – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The Bologna Process is an intergovernmental initiative aimed to make higher education degrees compatible in Europe. Previous research into the implementation of the Bologna objectives (or action lines) views the influence of the context as a challenge. This article suggests a different approach for analysing the implementation of the Bologna…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Credits, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Georg, Werner; Bargel, Ernst – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Against the background of Bourdieu's reproduction theory, the choice of field of study was addressed above all as topic of social inequality in tertiary education. It was supposed that "title inflation" led to a relocation of the distinctive advantage of the upper classes from the vertical to the horizontal dimension of inequality in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Background, Educational Background, Fathers
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Teichler, Ulrich – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Information on the international mobility of persons in charge of teaching and/or research at institutions of higher education is by no means abundant. Most official statistics provide only information on their current citizenship. A closer look reveals that international mobility can be enormously varied--for example, migration initiated by their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian; Kamanzi, Canisius; Meyer, Thomas – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
In this article we wish to clarify not only if, but also how--through which institutional settings--higher education (HE) is accessed by students from vulnerable immigrant groups in France, Switzerland and Canada. We are interested in the possible educational mobility that immigrant youths can experience arising from country-specific educational…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment
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Bonnard, Claire; Calmand, Julien; Giret, Jean-François – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This research investigates the determinants of international mobility of Ph.D.s upon graduation. It is based on a survey of 400 young Ph.D.s who graduated in France between 2003 and 2008, half of whom were still abroad more than six years after graduating. The impacts of personal, occupational and scientific characteristics on the successive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, College Graduates, Migration
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Labrosse, Julie; Gaudreault, Marco; Picard, France – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The choice of selected school options by pupils in secondary school, particularly mathematics and physical sciences, have implications for future educational pathways in higher education [Felouzis, G. (1997). "L'efficacité des enseignants, Sociologie de la relation pédagogique." Paris: Presses Universitaires de France; Moreau, G. (2005).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Choice, College Freshmen, High School Graduates
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Zheng, Gaoming; Cai, Yuzhuo; Ma, Shaozhuang – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper intends to construct an analytical framework for understanding quality assurance in international joint programmes and to test it in a case analysis of a European--Chinese joint doctoral degree programme. The development of a quality assurance system for an international joint programme is understood as an institutionalization process…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Doctoral Programs, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Wu, Rui – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Socialization has become a common discourse to view doctoral students' development in long-term academic training. Using this concept and the four-stage model by Stein and Weidman, the research examines the academic socialization of 53 Chinese doctoral students in Germany selected from 8 universities across 7 federal states. A combination of…
Descriptors: Socialization, Graduate Students, Asians, Foreign Students
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Kivistö, Jussi; Pekkola, Elias; Siekkinen, Taru – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Doctoral education as a policy field is an important link between educational, research and innovation policies. It is gaining importance in European and national policy discussions. Doctoral education policies are increasingly formulated at the supranational level, even though the European Commission does not possess formal competence in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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