Improving study success has become an important topic in most Western higher education systems. Societies require more and better educated people as the basic driving force for the further sustainable development of their knowledge economies. However, after the rise of participation rates throughout Europe, we are now presumably on a level that makes it difficult to raise the rates substantially further. This can be seen as a reason for higher education policymakers to shift their focus to increasing the success of those in the system.
|Title of host publication||Global challenges, national initiatives, and institutional responses: the transformation of higher education|
|Editors||Claudia Sarrico, Pedro Teixeira, Antonio Magalhaes, Amelia Veiga, Maria Joao Rosa, Teresa Carvalho|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Higher education research in the 21st century|
Kolster, R., & Kaiser, F. (2016). Study success in higher education: mind the gender gap. In C. Sarrico, P. Teixeira, A. Magalhaes, A. Veiga, M. J. Rosa, & T. Carvalho (Eds.), Global challenges, national initiatives, and institutional responses: the transformation of higher education (pp. 99-117). (Higher education research in the 21st century; No. 9). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-675-0_6