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HEMSUBSTF – Globalisation, Internationalisation and the Knowledge Economy

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Course content

Globalisation, Internationalisation and the Knowledge Economy is a module in the Master Programme on Higher Education.

Learning outcome

This module identifies and analyses the impact of globalisation trends and the demands of the knowledge economy on higher education. Key issues include: the changing role of national governments in the coordination of higher education systems, multi-level policy formulation and implementation, the effects of increasing (global) competition (e.g. on the various functions of higher education and on institutional and programme diversity) and strategies for organisational adaptation.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course is a part of the third semester of the Master Programme on Higher Education. Only students formally accepted to the programme may follow the course.


The module is built up of four weeks. The first week consists of one introductory lecture and individual literature studies. The second week is comprised of lectures and seminars, and in the third and fourth week the students write a paper.

The module has been developed, and is taught by lecturers from the Hedda partners, a European network of higher education research institutions


The examination of this module consists of a term paper on a topic related to the module. For the examination the following marks are used: PASS or FAIL

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