Individual differences in the effects of academic motivation on higher education students’ intention to drop out by Markus Rump, Wiebke Esdar & Elke Wild

In Germany, approximately 28% of first-year bachelor students from 2008 to 2009 dropped out without completing their first bachelor’s degree (Heublein 2014). Moreover, above average rates of 31% to 39% were found in the so called MINT (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, technology; a German acronym for the term STEM) subjects. Previous studies have revealed that…

The mismatch between student educational expectations and realities: prevalence, causes, and consequences by Natalia Maloshonok and Evgeniy Terentev

In Russia, the period of transition from high school to university is associated with a high level of stress and uncertainty because for many undergraduates it is accompanied by a change of their place of residence, as well as a physical and learning environment and social norms. University life challenges first-year students to demonstrate greater…

Individuals in Action: Bringing about Innovation in Higher Education by Sandra Hasanefendic, Julie M. Birkholz, Hugo Horta and Peter van der Sijde

Human capital as driver of innovation has long been recognized, and more than ever before, whom you have in your organization matters. Having the right people in higher education is perhaps even more important because universities are struggling to cope with massive changes in global, regional and national socioeconomic landscapes. They need to keep up…