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Stack, Michelle – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2020
Drawing on the concepts of mediatisation and celebrification, this paper analyses how the Nobel Prize is used as a proxy of excellence by the 'Big Three' university rankers and top-ranked universities. Ranking advisories, university leadership at top-ranked institutions, and Nobel Prize adjudication committees are overwhelming from the same…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Reputation, Awards
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Young, Stacey J.; Piché, Pierre G.; Jones, Glen A. – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2020
Over the last 15 years, the government of Ontario, Canada began seeking ways to deliver and expand higher education in a more cost effective and sustainable manner through the introduction of two major policy goals: greater institutional differentiation and the expansion of student pathways. This paper will attempt to determine the compatibility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Organizational Theories
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Barlete, Aliandra Lazzari – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2020
This paper seeks to analyse the policy trajectory of the inter-regional plans to establish a common space in higher education (HE) involving the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regions. Although both regions developed different formats of higher education cooperation programmes, it was in 1999 that an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Partnerships in Education, International Cooperation
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Stage, Andreas Kjaer – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2020
National university systems have traditionally been characterised by major differences in both internal structures and external conditions. However, the global rise of the knowledge economy has made external conditions of universities more similar across countries. This paper investigates to what extent this convergence has been mirrored…
Descriptors: Universities, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Temporary Employment
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Behle, Heike – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2020
Employability has become one of the most important outcomes of higher education despite it being weakly conceptualised for the sector. The lack of an accepted conceptualisation to address students' and graduates' employability results in difficulties when comparing research findings and therefore in assessing quality in higher education provision.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Classification
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O'Connor, Pat – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Global scholarship has documented gender discrepancies in power in higher education institutions (HEIs) for several decades. That research is now supported by wider gender equality movements such as those concerned with unequal pay and sexual harassment. Underlying these is the under-representation of women in senior management and full…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Higher Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females
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Morley, Louise; Leyton, Daniel; Hada, Yumiko – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Internationalisation is a polyvalent policy discourse, saturated in conceptual and ideological ambiguity. It is an assemblage of commodification, exploitation and opportunity and is a container for multiple aspirations, anxieties, and affordances. It combines modernisation, detraditionalisation, and expansiveness, with knowledge capitalism,…
Descriptors: International Education, Universities, College Faculty, Educational Policy
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Kim, Terri; Ng, Wilson – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
This article critically interrogates East Asian academics' positional identities in UK universities, internationalisation and diversification against the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and Critical Race Theory (CRT) framework. Contemporary UK policy promoting racial equality and diversity is often over-generalised, while the critical race…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Critical Theory, Race
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Söderlind, Johan; Geschwind, Lars – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Based on data from interviews conducted with 14 academic managers at two Swedish universities, this article investigates the consequences of the increasing prevalence of performance measurement in the higher education sector. The study contributes to the discussion of how performance measurement impacts academic work, focusing specifically on its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Administrator Attitudes, Incidence
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Denisova-Schmidt, Elena; Prytula, Yaroslav; Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Actions underpinned by the lack of academic integrity are increasingly impacting academic processes within the higher education sector around the world. Bribery, plagiarism and other forms of deception that enable students to obtain undeserved grades or degree certificates undermine the purpose and mission of higher education. By drawing on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cheating, Plagiarism
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Hinfelaar, Maria; Hildreth, Paul – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to address how universities contribute through a helix model of partnership to regional development in a peripheral but functionally connected area which finds itself outside major conurbations. In doing so, it shows how local universities may collaborate with each other and with other institutional actors, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Role, Geographic Regions
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Dong, Xilu; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Balancing excellence and diversity effectively in the higher education sector is one of the most challenging tasks for national governments. While a number of countries around the world have initiated university excellence schemes, it is more difficult to identify policy initiatives that also take into account how institutional diversity is to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Diversity (Institutional)
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Unangst, Lisa – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
The refugee influx in the European context has challenged national systems and individual higher education institutions to develop and iterate solutions for prospective and, increasingly, enrolled university students. In the German setting, enormous federal investment has supported a robust response, though one which in several aspects lacks…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, College Students
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Seetanah, Boopendra; Teeroovengadum, Viraiyan – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
This study investigates the impact of higher education on economic growth and is based on a sample of 18 African economies over the time period 1980-2015. The research makes use of a Panel Vector Autoregression (PVAR) framework to account for potential dynamic and endogenous relationship in modelling of the tertiary education-growth nexus. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Development, Economic Impact
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Molla, Tebeje; Cuthbert, Denise – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
The demands of Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) for a future-ready skilled workforce have placed significant political pressure on PhD programs to deliver different sorts of graduates. The paper documents the prevalent 'skills gap' narrative of global policy actors and, and using a multi-scalar policy lens, examines global and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Study
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