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Gilder, Eric – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In a previous article for "EJHE," I detailed Curricula Reform (CR) efforts in Higher Education (HE) in four (relatively) well developed regional and national settings (The EU, the USA, Hong Kong SAR China, and Singapore). I detailed the backdrop motivating the moves by policymakers to reform the curricula in such "world class"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Cheng, Soh Kay – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Equating the unequal is misleading, and this happens consistently in comparing rankings from different university ranking systems, as the NUT saga shows. This article illustrates the problem by analyzing the 2011 rankings of the top 100 universities in the AWUR, QSWUR and THEWUR ranking results. It also discusses the reasons why the rankings…
Descriptors: Reputation, Global Approach, Institutional Evaluation, Competition
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Culver, Steven M.; Warfvinge, Per; Grossmann, Christina; Puri, Ishwar K. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This study describes the results of focus groups at Lund University, Sweden, intended to gather the perceptions of stakeholder groups associated with double-degree programs at the graduate level in engineering: students currently enrolled in double-degree programs, faculty teaching in those programs, and alumni who have recently graduated from…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Engineering Education, Focus Groups, College Faculty
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Nkrumah-Young, Kofi K.; Powell, Philip – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Higher education can be financed privately, financed by governments, or shared. Given that the benefits of education accrue to the individual and the state, many governments opt for shared financing. This article examines the underpinnings of different options for financing higher education and develops a model to compare conditions to choices and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends
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Grasmane, Daina; Grasmane, Sanita – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
To confront rising unemployment, skills of the labour force must be improved. With the aim to find out how foreign language skills impact employability, a study was carried out, in which 61 undergraduates, 33 master's students and 33 doctoral students from the Latvian University of Agriculture participated. The findings testify that 38% of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Employment Potential, Language Skills, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Jianguo; Loyalka, Prashant; Song, Yingquan – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Based on findings from a field survey, this article presents an empirical analysis of the relationship between the family background of Chinese high school graduates and their tendency to give up the opportunity to go to college or other forms of Higher Education (HE). The multinomial logistic regression results indicate that family background has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Academic Aspiration, College Readiness
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Sciulli, Dario; Signorelli, Marcello – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The article investigates the transitions of graduates of a middle-sized Italian university into the provincial labour market. University of Perugia administrative information and data from the job centres in the province are matched to reconstruct the timing of the university-to-work transitions of graduates since January 2004 to July 2009. Cox…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Labor Market
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Pere, Engjell; Minxhozi, Luljeta – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In many countries, reforms in higher education have follow-on effects on social and economic development. This article relates mainly to economic and financial issues regarding the development of higher education. Starting from the notable increase in demand for higher education and the budgetary constraints on public education financing, we argue…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Kotlyarov, Igor V.; Kostjukevich, Svetlana V. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Many contemporary historians debate and ponder whether modern universities represent a unique creation of the high Middle Ages in Europe, or a simple evolution of schools and academies of classical antiquity. Policymakers, though, could also benefit from addressing this question because in order to find appropriate solutions to reforming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Higher Education, Educational History
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Higher education across the world has experienced the growth of private higher education. Based on this growth, it is apparent that the sector will continue to grow as a result of many factors such as: change in government policy that allows such providers to grow; government funding of student places in private colleges; the growth and demand for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Class Size, Access to Education, Capacity Building
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Chao, Roger Y., Jr. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The Brisbane Communiqué's goals and initiatives seem to follow the Bologna Process' normative path towards the creation of a common regional higher education space. However, comparing demography, socio-economics, student mobility, political economy framework and the initiatives undertaken by both the Brisbane Communiqué and the Bologna Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation
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Boeren, Ellen – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The present paper explores the profiles and motives of adults in Flemish continuing higher education based on a dataset gathered in the Sixth Framework project LLL2010 "Towards a lifelong learning society in Europe: the contribution of the education system". Educational offers in continuing higher education are highly imbalanced with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
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Eres, Figen – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The aim of this study is determine the service quality perceptions of students being educated at state universities in Ankara. The sample of the study is composed of final grade students of faculties of Economics and Administrative Sciences. The sample of the study is composed of a total of randomly selected students. There were 416 returned…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Administration, Student Attitudes, State Universities
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Krcmárová, Jana – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article summarizes the process of conceptualizing the third mission of higher education institutions. First, the relevant changes in the socio-economical context of higher education are enumerated and institutional responses are described. Next, the main trends in defining the third mission are delineated, and the ways in which the various…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends
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Kostoglou, Vassilis; Garmpis, Aristogiannis; Koilias, Christos; Van der Heijden, Beatrice – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Nowadays, the successful transition of graduates from university into the world of work is one of the most important priorities of all involved stakeholders: governments, institutions of higher education, and individuals, as well as researchers. The present study analyzes the employability characteristics of higher technological education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Technology Education, Technical Institutes
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