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MARIH9 Concepts and Theories of Higher Education Research and Innovation Studies 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Person in charge
University Lecturer
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X
2013–2014 X
2014–2015 X


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

Student workload:
Readings 35 Hours
Lectures 20 Hours
Workshops, group work, presentations 70 Hours
Total 125 Hours

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.