Higher Education

Swedish Higher Education Update Report – Högskolekvalitet

Since 2007, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has published an annual ‘higher education update report’ – in Swedish “Högskolekvalitet” – showing which university programmes that lead to qualified jobs. The update reports also present which programmes that have the most cooperation with the business sector, and how this affects students’ probability to become established on the…

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Definition of the regional research, innovation and higher education strategy for 2014-2020 in Pays-de-la-Loire

The missions objectives were the following: • A shared analysis of the thematic framework: the aim was to assists local actors gathered in thematic commissions (CCRRDT) in the achievement of this analysis; • A global evaluation of the 2007-2013 regional research scheme and its implementation. The evaluation included an ex-post analysis of missing strategic orientations,…

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Linnaeus University – the first three years

Linnaeus University was formed in 2009 as a result of a merger between Växjö University and Kalmar University College. In this unique project, Technopolis Group followed the new university during its first three years through a methodology labelled ongoing evaluation. The project focused on the experiences of the staff and students, both at a few…

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Perspectives for higher education co-operation in sub-Saharan Africa

This study called « Perspectives for higher education co-operation in sub-Saharan Africa » aimed to provide the French Foreign Affairs with a better understanding of the new challenges regarding higher education in Africa (demography, teaching quality, current reforms of the systems, role of the private sector, regional co-operation etc.) and to propose ways to develop…

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University mergers in Sweden and Denmark

Technopolis Group have described and investigated the recent university mergers in Sweden and Denmark in this study. Good practice, processes, preconditions and problems along the way have been covered. The merger that resulted in the Linnaeus University, the merger between the University College Gotland and Uppsala University, and the merger between Stockholm School of Teacher…

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Good Practice in the Knowledge Triangle

This study collected examples of good practice from across Europe, focusing on the integration of education in the knowledge triangle (the knowledge triangle is the relationship between education, research and innovation). These good practice examples explored the perspectives of different Higher Education Institution stakeholders, including teaching staff, students, university and/or research centre management, employers, business…

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The development of a Guiding Framework for Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions in Europe

This study was commissioned by DG Education and Culture following a recommendation from a 2011 University Business Forum (European forums which bring together stakeholders to discuss aspects of university business collaboration). The recommendation set out the need for Higher Education Institutions in Europe to have guidance on how best to tackle the changing needs of…

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Commissioned Education in Sweden

Following a small pilot study, Technopolis Group was contracted to undertake a study of Commissioned Education within higher education institutions in Sweden (HEI). The focus of the study was on questions regarding the organisation and market of commissioned education, and how income from commissioned education was accounted for. Questions regarding efficiency and use of resources…

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