Posted on 15 February 2015.
Public funding of higher education is an important topic within European governmental agenda, especially in times of budgetary austerity. Thus, given the challenges higher education industry faced in the last decades, the present paper aims at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a few national funding patterns of higher education institutions (HEIs) within the European Union. Using the method of content analysis, the study conducted in Finland, Greece and Romania also reveals the effects the national funding patterns might have on the competition and competitiveness of national HEIs in the European higher education market. The issue of performance funding of HEIs is also addressed. Moreover, the authors argue for the necessity of integrating institutional performance indicators as an important criterion for allocating public resource to HEIs, in order to raise quality, competition and competitiveness of national HEIs on the European market of higher education.
Funding Higher Education in a few EU Countries: Implications for Competition and Competitiveness in Higher Education (703.1 KiB, 742 hits)
Posted in Economics, Volume V, Issue no. 1
Posted on 15 April 2014.
Knowledge sharing is becoming more and more important as such educational institutions are trying to harness this opportunity to students’ learning environment in order to create value.
Therefore, the motivation behind this research is to conduct an empirical study to explore the factors that influence the success of knowledge-sharing using web technologies among students in higher education.
A total number of 263 respondents were used in this study after removing the outliers from the actual data collected in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
Based on the research model, multiple regression analysis was run on the group of constructs. The findings indicate benefit, experience, workgroup, knowledge culture, technology availability, and technology support were the significant variables that influence knowledge sharing using web 2.0 tools in the university.
While in this study, cost has no positive effect in influencing knowledge sharing using web technologies in the university.
Determinants of Knowledge Sharing Using Web Technologies among Students in Higher Education (576.8 KiB, 2,011 hits)
Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume IV, Issue no. 2
Posted on 15 October 2012.
At European level, the allocation of a small amount of financial resources to education as a percentage of GDP associated with major economic difficulties affected the whole structure of the education expenditure: by type of expenditure, level of education and residence type.
State intervention in educational activity requires to be aware of the amount of public expenditure conducted by public bodies, both central and local authorities, to finance this activity. Funding education must provide incentives to ensure efficiency as it is important not only for being the base of a proper organization of the educational activity, but also because it can improve its content.
Education Funding Methods in European States (890.2 KiB, 2,031 hits)
Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 5
Posted on 15 December 2011.
Today international collaboration and cooperation are being considered as one of the main trends of higher education development all over the world. Knowledge has become increasingly international. For example, the total number of foreign students worldwide was approximately 200,000 in the 1950- 1960 years. This figure changed in 1987 up to 1.2 million partially thanks to establishing international mobility programs such as European Comission funded ERASMUS MUNDUS. In 2004 this number reached 2.5 million (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2006).
Development of Distance and E-Learning Based Higher Education in Uzbekistan in Framework of International Collaboration (591.7 KiB, 1,470 hits)
Posted in Information Technology, Issue no. 7