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Nokkala, Terhi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Policy texts present problems, propose solutions to those problems and persuade multiple audiences of the legitimacy of the proposed problems and solutions. The rhetorical analysis of two decades of higher education and science and technology discourse in Finland, Germany, UK, Portugal and USA highlights the discursive elements that contribute to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Rhetorical Criticism
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Blümel, Albrecht – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
By analysing institutional changes of administrative leadership at German universities, this paper studies the construction of organizational boundaries as an important aspect of organizational transformation of universities as complete organizations. Building on an analysis of the formal status of administrative leadership at universities derived…
Descriptors: Profiles, Administrator Characteristics, College Administration, Foreign Countries
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De Stercke, Joachim; Derobertmasure, Antoine; Duchatel, Julien; Temperman, Gaëtan; De Lièvre, Bruno; Robertson, Jean E. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Preparing candidates for the rigours of the teaching profession represents a major challenge for educational systems, begging the question of whether the opportunity for professional educators to further their own university education represents, to them, a way of developing their teaching skills (intrinsic motivation), a means of earning a higher…
Descriptors: Adults, Continuing Education, Teaching (Occupation), College Faculty
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Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Ravinet, Pauline – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The introduction of regional political initiatives in the higher education sector symbolizes one of the many aspects of the changing global higher education landscape. Remarkably, these processes have generally escaped comparative scrutiny by scholars researching higher education policy cooperation or regional integration. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Educational Change, Global Approach
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Repeckaite, Daiva – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
In 2014 the institutionalization of European higher education and training, as well as research and innovation, policy entered a new phase: a number of financial instruments were simplified and merged. The Erasmus Mundus programme, wherein consortia of European and overseas universities built joint master's or doctoral degrees, was split into two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Masters Degrees, Educational Policy
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Sørensen, Mads P.; Bloch, Carter; Young, Mitchell – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
In 2013, the European Union (EU) unveiled its new "Composite Indicator for Scientific and Technological Research Excellence." This is not an isolated occurrence; policy-based interest in excellence is growing all over the world. The heightened focus on excellence and, in particular, attempts to define it through quantitative indicators…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Knowledge Economy
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Brajkovic, Lucia – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study relies on document analysis and in-depth, open-ended interviews with university leaders and government officials in a post-socialist and a recent European Union entrant country, Croatia. The study seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the Croatian academic sector, as well as to unpack the top academic officials'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Higher Education
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Mundt, Klaus; Groves, Michael – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Machine translation, specifically Google Translate, is freely available, and is improving in its ability to provide grammatically accurate translations. This development has the potential to provoke a major transformation in the internationalization process at universities, since students may be, in the future, able to use technology to circumvent…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Translation, Educational Policy, Sociolinguistics
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Mihut, Georgiana; Altbach, Philip G.; Salmi, Jamil – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This paper discusses the emergence of international advisory councils (IACs) at universities around the world and introduces the concept of internationalization of governance. Global trends in the field of higher education, such as the quest to create world-class universities and advance in global rankings, the rise of new public management, and…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Hercog, Metka; van de Laar, Mindel – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This paper examines how country-specific factors in receiving countries influence a highly skilled migrant's choice between several possible locations. While continental European countries recognize that attracting migrants is a key component of their economic strategies, it is unclear to what extent these immigration policies result in European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Student Mobility, Migration
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Leão Fernandes, Graça; Chagas Lopes, Margarida – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This research aims to identify the effects of the economic crisis on higher education (HE) dropout rates at Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG)--Universidade de Lisboa, after having controlled for individual characteristics, family background, High School and HE trajectories. Our main hypothesis is that the economic crisis induces…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Financial Exigency, Higher Education, Dropouts
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Luoma, Mikko; Risikko, Tanja; Erkkilä, Paula – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study examines university strategies from the content perspective. Since the early 1980s, the pressure to adopt strategic management in universities and other higher education institutions has increased because of issues including reduced public funding, pressures and possibilities for internationalization, developments in teaching…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Tight, Malcolm – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The idea of the research/teaching nexus has become of increasing importance in thinking about higher education over the last three decades. In essence, this idea recognizes the two key functions of higher education--teaching and research--and argues that they are, or should be, closely linked. This article explores the derivation and development…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries
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Schartner, Alina; Young, Tony Johnstone – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Despite a burgeoning body of empirical research on "the international student experience", the area remains under-theorized. The literature to date lacks a guiding conceptual model that captures the adjustment and adaptation trajectories of this unique, growing, and important sojourner group. In this paper, we therefore put forward a…
Descriptors: Models, Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, Heuristics
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Scott, Peter – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
"Free speech" and "political correctness" are best seen not as opposing principles, but as part of a spectrum. Rather than attempting to establish some absolute principles, this essay identifies four trends that impact on this debate: (1) there are, and always have been, legitimate debates about the--absolute--beneficence of…
Descriptors: Freedom, Speech, Political Attitudes, Politics
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