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Modernisation of higher education in Europe: access, retention and employability 2014

Publication type
European Commission. (2014) Modernisation of higher education in Europe: access, retention and employability 2014 . Modernisation of higher education in Europe: access, retention and employability 2014, ( ). pp. 1-92.

Abstract

This is the second report in a series following the evolution of the modernisation agenda for higher education in Europe, the result of a 2011 report on funding and the social dimension. It examines policy and practice related to the student experience of higher education through three stages: access, which requires awareness of the offer of higher education, the requirements to be admitted, and the process of admission; progression through the study programme, including support that may be provided when problems are encountered; and the transition from higher education into the labour market. Information has been gathered from three different sources: the primary source is the Eurydice national units, which have provided information on policy and practice related to the topics through an in-depth questionnaire. This was supplemented by information provided by quality assurance agencies in 12 countries, and with site visits to higher education institutions in eight countries. The quality assurance agencies responded to a short questionnaire asking about the requirements for their agency in relation to access, retention and employability. Site visits were undertaken at eight higher education institutions across Europe to understand better the relationship between national policy and institutional practice.
Publication type:
Report
Theme(s) and sub-theme(s):
Access and widening participation > Admissions policies, practices and supporting infrastructure
Authors:
European Commission
Publication title:
Modernisation of higher education in Europe: access, retention and employability 2014
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Reference number:
HEER000507
Summary deposited on:
19 Sep 2014
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