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The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.
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Like in most other countries after World War II, in the Netherlands the traditional system of educational quality control came to a definite end. This system was characterised by small numbers of students and intensive personal contact between th...
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The university degree system underwent considerable changes at the end of the 1970s: degrees based on subject levels were replaced by degree or study programmes, a credit called a "study week" (referring to c. 40 hours of study) was introduced as...
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The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana is one of the most important public universities in Mexico in the areas of both teaching and research; it offers 58 undergraduate degrees and 35 graduate-level degrees in highly diverse areas of knowledge, a...
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Reviews of quality initiatives in higher education have become a regular part of academic life throughout the western world. The University of Western Sydney Nepean (UWS Nepean) has agreed to participate in the project organised by the Organisat...
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At Toulouse 1, international outreach activities are twofold. The University works in a diversified partnership with several countries in western Europe and north America in the field of education (joint teaching networks and qualifications, exch...
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The University Reform Act of 1983 laid down the characteristics of what we now know as the Spanish university system. - basic public universities with independent legal status (90 per cent) or private universities (10 per cent); - universitie...
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Before 1945 the quality of Hungarian higher education institutes were high even in international comparison. The quality was assured mainly by laws -- and by traditions. There existed neither external nor internal evaluation including student eva...
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In 1993, the Executive Board of Delft University of Technology (DUT) formulated a new strategic plan "Towards a new Engagement" which outlined the university policy for the next decade. This plan positioned DUT as a leading technical university i...
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As part of its national strategy for success in the world market, Finland is implementing an educational reform which in the future is aimed at giving university level education of high quality up to 65 per cent of the population. At the same tim...