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MARIH16 Higher Education, Society, Governance and Policy 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X
2014–2015 X X

General description

The course is offered at the Beijing Normal University.

Learning outcomes

- Understand the interaction between higher education and other social factors as economy, culture, politics, population, science and technology.
- Understand of different theories of higher education and society
- Analyze the role of education policies in the promoting the development of society
- Critically analyze the impact of the global society on higher education
- Understand the concepts, theories, procedures and techniques related to governance, management and leadership in higher education.
- Analyze critically the basic elements affecting the making of educational policies and their effects around the world
- Analyze critically the values behind educational policies


- Higher education and economy, culture, politics, population, science and technology
- Higher education and satisfaction of basic needs
- Higher education and sustainable development
- Higher education traditions and modernization of higher education
- Higher education and the global society
- Theories and Styles of governance, management and leadership in higher education
- The procedures and techniques of governance, management and leadership in higher educations
- Higher educational Planning and Policy Formulation
- The process and approaches of educational policy
- The theories and techniques of educational policies analysis
- Case studies of educational policies around the world

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 30 h 0 h
Group work 15 h 0 h
Independent work 80 h 0 h

Readings, lectures, case exercise, 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
Case exercise and Essay  Participation in course work 
In English

Student workload
Readings 30 hours
Lectures 30 hours
Case exercise, group work presentations 15 hours
Paper 50 Hours
Total 125 hours

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Paper (40%) Case exercise (30%) Group work presentation (30%)

Study materials

Selected books and articles to be announced later.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.