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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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MARIH9 Concepts and Theories of Higher Education Research and Innovation Studies 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.
Person in charge
University Lecturer
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course is offered at the University of Tampere.

Learning outcomes

The student should be able to:
- understand the nature and thematic areas of higher education research and innovation studies
- search independently most up-to-date research information on higher education and innovation studies and assess this information critically
- position themselves (themes, disciplinary backgrounds) as prospective researchers in the field of higher education, research & innovation studies


- History of higher education research and innovation studies
- Higher education research and innovation studies as inter-disciplinary fields of research
- Thematic areas and methods of higher education research and innovation studies
- Interrelationships between research and practice in the field of higher education research and innovation studies
- Distinguished higher education researchers, scholars, and significant research units and think tanks globally
- Most important sources of information about recent higher education research and innovation studies
- The role of institutional research (research supporting the decision making of HEIs) in higher education studies

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h
Group work 70 h 0 h
Independent work 35 h 0 h

Readings, lectures, workshops for group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Group work presentation  Participation in course work 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment methods: Group work paper (65%) Group work presentation (35%)

Study materials

Teichler, U. (2003). The Future of Higher Education and the Future of Higher Education Research. Tertiary Education and Management, 9(3), 171-185.

Teichler, U. (2005). Research on Higher Education in Europe. European Journal of Education  40 (4), 447-469.

Selection of other readings assigned by the teachers.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management