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14.01.2015 16:11

Newly published

Barbara M. Kehm and Ulrich Teichler edited 2nd volume with contributions from Graduates of the international Master Programme Higher Education Research and Development (MAHE) at the University of Kassel.

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Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment Vol. 2

From 2004 to 2012 young, open-minded persons from all over the world joined the Master Programme Higher Education Research and Development (MAHE) at the University of Kassel. In 2012, a first volume (Barbara M. Kehm and Ulrich Teichler, eds. Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment. Vol. 1. Kassel 2012; Werkstattberichte, No. 74) presented the highlights of eight master theses written by students graduating from this programme. This second and final volume presents the highlights from 13 further master theses which have been rated unanimously as “very good”. The authors of these articles come from ten different countries. Most articles address specific issues of higher education in a single or in two countries – among them often the authors’ home countries.

Since the programme offered the students the challenge of bringing together prevailing concepts in higher education research and dominating discourses in higher education in their own countries or in other countries they developed an interest in, the master theses mirror the tensions between the assumptions of worldwide pressures and worldwide valid concepts on the one hand, and the experience of varied situations on the other.

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