Higher education and its contribution to a diverse regional supply of human capital




Details zur Publikation

Untertitel: does the binary/unitary divide matters?
Autorenliste: Santoalha, A., Biscaia, R., & Teixeira, P.
Verlag: Springer (part of Springer Nature): Springer Open Choice Hybrid Journals
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Zeitschrift: Higher Education (0018-1560)
Bandnummer: 75
Heftnummer: 2
Erste Seite: 1
Letzte Seite: 22
Seitenumfang: 22
ISSN: 0018-1560
eISSN: 1573-174X
Sprachen: Englisch-Vereinigtes Königreich (EN-GB)


Diversity has been an important topic of research for some time in
higher education, though the purposes underlying this attention have
varied across national and regional contexts. In many parts of the
world, the term diversity has been emphasized with regard to variety
among the programs or services provided by academic institutions, and
differences among the types of institutions themselves. It is
particularly important to discuss whether different dimensions of
diversity may influence the degree of effectiveness of higher education
(HE) in fulfilling its contribution and relevance to economic and social
development. We are particularly interested in analyzing whether
unitary or binary systems present significant differences in different
dimensions of diversity that may be relevant to enhance higher education
institutions’ (HEIs) contribution to territorial cohesion, notably by
enhancing the local stock of human capital and contributing to the
social and cultural development of their regions. Therefore, we propose
the following research questions: *Are there relevant patterns regarding
different dimensions of diversity between unitary and binary HE
systems? *In the case of binary systems, is it possible to find relevant
differences in different dimensions of diversity between universities
and more vocational HEIs? By looking at these questions, we aim at
contributing both to the literature on HE institutional diversity and to
the study of the role played by HEIs on regional development. © 2017
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht


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