Lithuanian students’ choice of university: a consumer value approach by Darija Bartkute

  Increasing competition within the Lithuanian educational market has driven an analysis of the complex decision processes enrollees undergo when selecting a higher education institution (HEI). A number of factors have contributed to accelerating competition among HEIs in Lithuania, including the development of the market economy in Lithuania, the effects of HE policy changes over…

How are they socialized in German academia? An empirical study on Chinese doctoral students by Rui Wu

My study is triggered by two interesting phenomena taking place in the higher education of Germany. First, despite the development of a more structured model of doctoral training, a large number of doctoral students still stay or choose to stay in the traditional master-apprentice-model. Second, although many structural programs akin to the U.S. ones are…

What are the logics of quality assurance in international joint degree programmes? by Gaoming Zheng, Yuzhuo Cai, Shaozhuang Ma

  In the global context of higher education, international joint programmes is a popular and important strategic approach to develop collaborative partnership between institutions, enhance students’ and staff mobility and contribute to joint research and knowledge production. However, as the stakeholders of an international joint programme are from different contexts with different educational practices, the…