Students as stakeholders in quality assurance in eight European countries

Liudvika Leisyte, Donald F. Westerheijden

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How are stakeholders represented in higher education institutions’ decision-making bodies that influence the quality of education, and are their viewpoints taken into account? This paper addresses this question taking into account the empirical evidence from eight countries in Europe. Findings indicate that formal barriers are largely absent, that stakeholder influence has grown somewhat over recent years, but that actual influence of stakeholders can be further optimised in higher education institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-27
JournalQuality of higher education
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • METIS-303134

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