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Pastore, Serafina; Pentassuglia, Monica – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Nowadays, assessment is widely recognized as a key element in higher education systems. Current studies are moving towards the revision of traditional modalities of testing, the individuation of alternative forms of assessment, and, above all, the analysis of conceptions that teachers and students have about assessment. The present research is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Leisyte, Liudvika; Zelvys, Rimantas; Zenkiene, Lina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The paper explores the implementation of selected Bologna action lines in Lithuanian higher education institutions (HEIs). The study is carried out from an organizational perspective on national re-contextualization, drawing upon sociological institutionalism. The Bologna process is likely to be normatively accepted by institutions in the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Student Mobility
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Oliveira, Manuela; Vieira, Carlos; Vieira, Isabel – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Recognizing the strategic relevance of higher education, various countries have established ambitious objectives for the percentage of graduates in their population by 2020. In some cases, without effective policies aimed at increasing domestic rates of participation in higher education, such goals will not be met. However, successful measures are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Least Squares Statistics, College Graduates
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Pietilä, Maria – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the purposes for which leaders in universities use academic career systems. It focuses on the tenure track system which is new to Finland. Tenure track represents a newly established internal career path in a situation in which Finnish universities' organizational autonomy increased via new legislation from 2010. Drawing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tenure, Higher Education, Career Development
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Langa, Patricio V.; Pausits, Attila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Globally, debates on the notion of a third set of activities aimed at linking higher education institutions more closely with surrounding society are not new. In the last decade or so, calls for a re-engagement of the university in helping to tackle the great challenges facing societies and local communities have propelled the third mission to the…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Conflict
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Langa, Patricio V.; Pausits, Attila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In modern, knowledge-based societies, universities play an increasingly important role in achieving economic growth and social progress. Their traditional roles and missions are being broadened as to accommodate activities that facilitate engagement with various stakeholder groups. Universities do not want to be regarded as isolated and separated…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Colleges, Economic Development
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Lebeau, Yann; Cochrane, Allan – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Drawing on the experiences and statements of two universities, this article sets out to relate current trends and discourses of engagement of UK higher education (HE) institutions with their regional environment in the context of major policy shifts in HE and in regional governance. The "third mission" is considered as an aspect of what…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries, Universities, Discourse Analysis
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Kohtamäki, Vuokko – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The latest policy trends of higher education institutions (HEIs) have increasingly highlighted the importance of external stakeholders' expertise and resources. This paper investigated how the third mission through teaching and research and development (R&D) at Finnish universities of applied sciences (UASs) is influenced by the structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Expertise
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Benneworth, Paul; de Boer, Harry; Jongbloed, Ben – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
There is a widespread recognition across Europe, amongst policy-makers, university managers and scholars, that universities' societal roles (the "third mission") are increasingly important. As universities become increasingly strategically managed, it is perhaps unsurprising that attention has turned towards the strategic management of…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning
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Cai, Yuzhuo; Zhang, Han; Pinheiro, Rómulo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
There is a lack of in-depth studies on how technology transfer organizations (TTOs) are organized and developed. This paper examines the evolution/institutionalization of TTOs in Tsinghua University (TU), as a microcosm of the development of TTOs in Chinese universities. It explores two issues in particular: what kinds of TTOs have been developed…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Koryakina, Tatyana; Sarrico, Cláudia S.; Teixeira, Pedro N. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In the context of increased international competition and financial austerity, an economic development mission has become an important strategic and policy issue for European higher education. This paper aims to contribute to knowledge regarding universities' engagement with the external environment and its impact on internal governance and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Role of Education, Universities
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Watermeyer, Richard – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Public engagement (PE) is habitually recognized and advocated across the higher education (HE) community--especially by regulator and funder constituencies--as an intrinsically good thing. In the UK, a number of initiatives focused on embedding a culture of PE within universities have sought to further this claim, yet have done so without…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Involvement, Interviews, College Faculty
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Sagintayeva, Aida; Kurakbayev, Kairat – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Although institutional autonomy has recently received significant attention from scholars and policy-makers in much of the world, few studies have been made of the universities in transition towards institutional autonomy in post-Soviet countries. Autonomy and its related concept of public accountability are relatively new phenomena in…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Policy
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Vukasovic, Martina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The concluding commentary summarizes the contributions to the special issue, identifies a number of transversal themes and specifies their empirical and theoretical contributions. The interplay between international, European and domestic influences on national policy changes and university adaptation is highlighted. This is used as the basis for…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Policy, Universities, Educational Change
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Dakowska, Dorota; Harmsen, Robert – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This introductory article deals with higher education (HE) transformations in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of democratization and globalization. The authors first briefly survey the wider canvas of reform since 1989, particularly probing the extent to which the countries of the region may be treated as a distinctive or a cohesive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, International Education, Surveys
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