Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education

  • Heather Eggins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Don F. Westerheijden, Jan Kohoutek
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ray Land, Julie Rattray
    Pages 13-25
  4. Heather Eggins
    Pages 27-41
  5. Jakub Brdulak
    Pages 55-66
  6. Amélia Veiga, Cláudia S. Sarrico
    Pages 67-81
  7. Liudvika Leisyte, Don F. Westerheijden
    Pages 83-97
  8. Alena Hašková, ĽUbica Lachká, ĽUbor Pilárik, Julie Rattray
    Pages 99-107
  9. Catherine Owen, George Gordon
    Pages 109-126
  10. Josef Beneš, Vladimír Roskovec, Helena Šebková
    Pages 127-142
  11. A. Prikulis, A. Rusakova, A. Rauhvargers
    Pages 143-152
  12. Maria João Rosa, Alberto Amaral
    Pages 153-166
  13. Jan Kohoutek, Don F. Westerheijden
    Pages 167-175
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book


The topic of achieving and assuring quality in every higher education institution continues to be both relevant and urgent worldwide. This volume presents a considered discussion of a range of facets of the issue, drawing on the findings of a 3 year EU research programme  involving seven countries: Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Latvia, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia and the Netherlands. Topics include access, student assessment, governance, stakeholders, academic faculty, information and the interface between the secondary and tertiary sectors. The authors, all of whom are drawn from the research teams, explore particular aspects of the research objectives. These aim to identify the drivers and overcome the barriers to establishing high quality in both European higher education, in relation to the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance  and, by implication, in worldwide higher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heather Eggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Durham UniversityUK

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