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Roald, Gunhild Marie; Wallin, Patric; Hybertsen, Ingunn Dahler; M. Stenøien, Jorun – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The contribution of this article is to highlight how exploring various writing genres in the beginning of higher education can contribute to academic literacy. While many studies have addressed the transition into academia by focusing on academic writing, the use of various writing genres has scarcely been researched. Based on the thematic…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Student Experience, Academic Language
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Jung, Julia; Jahnke, Isa; Deprez, Tim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
There are a handful of programmes in higher education that offer students a "joint" international study programme and research shows that students have certain levels of anxiety when starting studying in such graduate programmes. This study aimed to explore levels of student anxiety and investigates the prerequisite skills in order to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety, Masters Programs
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Kanuka, Heather; Holmes, Jason; Cowley, Summer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend an understanding of success experienced by leaders in teaching development units. Using a framework comprised of narratives of constraint, this qualitative study interviewed 38 academics in leadership roles from Finland, Australia, Sweden, Norway, the United States, Canada, Scotland, and England. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Qualities, Higher Education, Research Universities
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Jensen, Karen; Fumasoli, Tatiana; Stensaker, Bjørn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Much research is currently addressing how to establish, maintain and govern stakeholder collaboration in higher education. In this article, the concept of shadow organising, i.e. stakeholder imitation of formal educational provision, is introduced to illustrate bottom-up, proactive ways to connect multiple autonomous organisations and stakeholder…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Legal Education (Professions)
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Abualrub, Iyad; Stensaker, Bjørn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Globally, universities are currently facing increased external demands to strengthen and develop their learning environments. The article examines how a sample of Norwegian universities responds to governmental demands concerning establishing good learning environments. Based on document analysis and interviews, the article demonstrates that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Improvement, Educational Environment
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Sá, Elisabete; Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Comparative Analysis
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Haukland, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The Bologna Process was aimed at making a Europe of Knowledge possible, but the standardisation process following the development of the European Higher Education Authority challenged its democratic values; the autonomy of the bureaucratic part of higher education institutions has been strengthened while their faculty members have less formal…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries