Classifying EuropeanInstitutions of Higher EducationIdeas, Concepts, GoalsProf.dr. F. van VughtUniversity of Twente, The N...
European Higher Education Diversity is a strength But what do we know about it? Classification to increase transparency
Classifications are InternationalPhenomenaCarnegie Classification (USA): 1973,1976, 1994, 2000, 2006Chinese higher educati...
Functions of Higher EducationClassificationstool for researchtransparency instrument (variousstakeholders)base for governm...
Classification and Rankingsthe methodologies of ranking are judged tobe ‘simplistic and lacking transparency’.(Hazelkorn, ...
Stakeholders’ Intereststransparency for studentstransparency for business & industryand other organisationstransparency fo...
The Classification Projectstakeholders approach: explorationand discussionsfirst phase: basic design principlesfirst phase...
The Classification Project:design principlesinclusive for all European HEIsa posteriori informationmulti-dimensionalnon-hi...
The Classification Project:design principlesnon-prescriptiveflexibleparsimonious regarding extra data-needsrelated to Euro...
The Classification Project:first set of schemesEducation• Types of degrees offered• Range of subjects offered• Orientation...
The Classification Project:first set of schemesResearch and Innovation• Research intensiveness• Innovation intensiveness• ...
The Classification Project:first set of schemesStudent and Staff Profile• International orientation• Involvement in life l...
The Classification Project:first set of schemesInstitutional Characteristics• Size• Mode of delivery• Community services• ...
The Classification Project:The second phaseanalysis of existing data sourcesin-depth case studiessurvey; to assess relevan...
The Classification Project:2nd set of schemes & indicators                 Research and                                eng...
The Classification Project:            2nd set of schemes & indicators             Highest degree offered (degree level)  ...
The Classification Project:                          2nd set of schemes & indicators                           Research in...
The Classification Project:                            2nd set of schemes & indicators                             Teachin...
The Classification Project:                            2nd set of schemes & indicators                             Researc...
The Classification Project:                    2nd set of schemes & indicators                     Size                   ...
The Classification Project:                       2nd set of schemes & indicators                        Cultural engageme...
The Classification Project:Next stepswork in progressfurther statistical analysesreduce number of schemesdevelop on-line t...
Future use of the Classification:examples  providing information tostakeholders and clients aboutcharacteristics of a high...
Future use of the Classification:    examples                             S1 highest degree                               ...
Future use of the Classification:examples providing assistance to institutionalstrategies and inter-institutionalpartnersh...
Future use of the Classification:examples
Classifying European Institutionsof Higher EducationThank you for your attention!This project has been funded with support...
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  1. 1. Classifying EuropeanInstitutions of Higher EducationIdeas, Concepts, GoalsProf.dr. F. van VughtUniversity of Twente, The Netherlands
  2. 2. European Higher Education Diversity is a strength But what do we know about it? Classification to increase transparency
  3. 3. Classifications are InternationalPhenomenaCarnegie Classification (USA): 1973,1976, 1994, 2000, 2006Chinese higher educationclassification: 2007
  4. 4. Functions of Higher EducationClassificationstool for researchtransparency instrument (variousstakeholders)base for governmental policiesinstrument for institutional strategies(profile, mission)instrument for better ranking
  5. 5. Classification and Rankingsthe methodologies of ranking are judged tobe ‘simplistic and lacking transparency’.(Hazelkorn, 2007)‘with increasing competition betweeninstitutions, … it is likely that rankings willcontinue to grow in importance … Furtherconsideration and acknowledgement ofwider factors (than in a single league tableonly) should be considered so that thediversity of institutional mission and focus istaken into account’. (HEFCE, 2008)
  6. 6. Stakeholders’ Intereststransparency for studentstransparency for business & industryand other organisationstransparency for policy makerstransparency for researchersprofiling instrument for highereducation institutions
  7. 7. The Classification Projectstakeholders approach: explorationand discussionsfirst phase: basic design principlesfirst phase: first set of schemes andindicatorssecond phase: second adapted setof schemes and indicators
  8. 8. The Classification Project:design principlesinclusive for all European HEIsa posteriori informationmulti-dimensionalnon-hierarchicalfocus on ‘objective’ data
  9. 9. The Classification Project:design principlesnon-prescriptiveflexibleparsimonious regarding extra data-needsrelated to European Register ofQuality Assurance Agencies
  10. 10. The Classification Project:first set of schemesEducation• Types of degrees offered• Range of subjects offered• Orientation of degrees• European educational profile
  11. 11. The Classification Project:first set of schemesResearch and Innovation• Research intensiveness• Innovation intensiveness• European research profile
  12. 12. The Classification Project:first set of schemesStudent and Staff Profile• International orientation• Involvement in life long learning
  13. 13. The Classification Project:first set of schemesInstitutional Characteristics• Size• Mode of delivery• Community services• Public/private character• Legal status
  14. 14. The Classification Project:The second phaseanalysis of existing data sourcesin-depth case studiessurvey; to assess relevance, validity,reliability and feasibility
  15. 15. The Classification Project:2nd set of schemes & indicators Research and engagement engagement Community Community Education innovation International Size and orientation setting
  16. 16. The Classification Project: 2nd set of schemes & indicators Highest degree offered (degree level) degrees/diplomas granted per level Subject mixEducationEducation Orientation of programmes number of programmes offered for licensed professions Involvement in LLL number of mature (> 30 years) students as % of total enrollment
  17. 17. The Classification Project: 2nd set of schemes & indicators Research intensivenessResearch and innovationResearch and innovation peer reviewed publications per academic staff scientometric ‘crown’ indicator Innovation intensiveness Financial volume privately funded research as % of total financial volume Number of start-ups Number of filed patents Income from licensing
  18. 18. The Classification Project: 2nd set of schemes & indicators Teaching and staffInternational orientationInternational orientation international degree seeking students as % of total number of students incoming international/European exchange students as % of total number of students outgoing international/European exchange students as % of total number of students joint international programmes as % of total number of programmes offered programmes offered abroad fte international academic staff as % of total academic staff
  19. 19. The Classification Project: 2nd set of schemes & indicators ResearchInternational orientationInternational orientation Financial turnover in EU research programmes as % of total financial research volume
  20. 20. The Classification Project: 2nd set of schemes & indicators Size Total number of students (per degree level) Total number of fte’s academic staffsize and settingssize and settings Total financial turn over per year Mode of delivery distance learning programmes as % Part-time programmes as % Public/private character Income from government sources as % of total income Legal status
  21. 21. The Classification Project: 2nd set of schemes & indicators Cultural engagementCommunity engagementCommunity engagement Number of concerts Number of exhibitions Regional engagement Graduates in the region Turnover in EU structural funds Extra-curricula courses for region Importance of regional income
  22. 22. The Classification Project:Next stepswork in progressfurther statistical analysesreduce number of schemesdevelop on-line toolcommunication process withstakeholders and preview‘communities’ for special schemesinstitutionalisation and ownership
  23. 23. Future use of the Classification:examples providing information tostakeholders and clients aboutcharacteristics of a higher educationinstitution
  24. 24. Future use of the Classification: examples S1 highest degree 1 0,8S7 regional engagement 0,6 S2 size 0,4 0,2 0S6 mode of delivery S3 international orientation S5 innovation intensity S4 research intensity institution A institution B
  25. 25. Future use of the Classification:examples providing assistance to institutionalstrategies and inter-institutionalpartnerships, benchmarking, andnetworking
  26. 26. Future use of the Classification:examples
  27. 27. Classifying European Institutionsof Higher EducationThank you for your attention!This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This presentation content reflects the views only of the author. The Commissioncannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the informationcontained therein.

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