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Raffe, David; Croxford, Linda – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
This paper uses Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) data on applications and entries to full-time undergraduate courses to examine the changing flows of students across the boundaries of the four countries of the United Kingdom (UK), over a period (1996-2010) that embraces parliamentary devolution. It asks whether the emergence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Admission, Data Collection
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Beale, Andrew; Blackaby, David; Mainwaring, Lynn – Higher Education Quarterly, 2008
Using data on the patent portfolios of UK universities, the paper compares the levels of patenting activity (filings), success (grants) and quality (patents with commercial co-assignees and patent citations) at Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish institutions. Patent activity, per researcher, in Wales is on a par with that in Scotland and about…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Osborne, Robert D. – Higher Education Quarterly, 2006
This paper summarises some of the key characteristics of access to and participation in higher education. In particular, it focuses on the key social characteristics of participation and the interaction with migration to study outside Northern Ireland. Key policy areas relating to student finance and widening access are also considered. The paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Osborne, R.D. – Higher Education Quarterly, 2005
The higher education sector in Northern Ireland has been fully involved in the public policies designed to enhance equality. Starting with measures designed to secure greater employment between Catholics and Protestants, known as fair employment, the policies are now designed to promote equality of opportunity across nine designated groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Protestants, Employment