Eliciting the institutional myth: exploring the ethos of ‘The University’ in Germany and England by Richard Budd

A significant proportion of the literature on higher education for some time has focused on the way that global trends in university policy play out regionally, nationally, or locally. Particular attention has been paid to the increasing presence of inter-university (and inter-country) competition and private funding for universities, and the impact this has on the…

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…