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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18095

Title: An Analysis of the Factors that Enhance Participation in European University Networks - A Case Study of the University of Tartu, Estonia
Authors: Tamtik, Merli
Advisor: Hayhoe, Ruth
Knight, Mélanie Jane
Department: Theory and Policy Studies in Education
Keywords: university networks
multilateral partnerships
internationalization
higher education
regionalization
Europe
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2009
Abstract: The thesis provides an analysis, from the institutional perspective, of the factors that are contributing towards mutually beneficial participation in European University Networks. Previous research about institutional networks has concentrated on the networks' perspective on beneficial operational factors. Joining institutional university networks has been stated to be a recent strategic trend in Europe. Therefore it is important to provide detailed data from the institutional point of view to enable other institutions to make informed decisions about joining such networks. The University of Tartu provides an interesting case study on its experience of participation in the Coimbra Group and the Utrecht Network. Strategic management theory was used as a theoretical framework for this analysis. Relevant documents were reviewed. Twenty three e-mail interviews were conducted among the University of Tartu administrators, faculty members and representatives of both networks. Ten cross-cutting themes were identified as having impact on network participation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18095
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