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Higher Education

Higher Education

The International Journal of Higher Education Research

Editor-in-Chief: J. Välimaa; S. Marginson

ISSN: 0018-1560 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-174X (electronic version)

Journal no. 10734

Policy of Higher Education

HIGHER EDUCATION is an international journal in the multidisciplinary field of higher education research. Its policy is to give priority to papers that are relevant to the international higher education research and policy community.
It publishes articles that represent significant advances --conceptually, theoretically or methodologically--in the international higher education literature on the topic concerned. It welcomes both empirical studies on higher education which may involve cross-national, cross-sectoral, or relatively large data-sets (e.g. draw on data from several institutions or data over an extended time-span), and smaller-scale research and scholarly papers that provide considerable insights and advancements in our understanding of higher education.

 

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    Higher Education is recognised as the leading international journal of Higher Education studies, publishing twelve separate numbers each year. Since its establishment in 1972, Higher Education has followed educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. It has actively endeavoured to report on developments in both public and private Higher Education sectors. Contributions have come from leading scholars from different countries while articles have tackled the problems of teachers as well as students, and of planners as well as administrators.

    While each Higher Education system has its own distinctive features, common problems and issues are shared internationally by researchers, teachers and institutional leaders. Higher Education offers opportunities for exchange of research results, experience and insights, and provides a forum for ongoing discussion between experts.

    Higher Education publishes authoritative overview articles, comparative studies and analyses of particular problems or issues. All contributions are peer reviewed.
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