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2014 | 13 | nr 4 | 471--482
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The Higher Education Competition in Poland and the Quality of Teaching and Research : The Case of Economic and Law Studies

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Universities compete for candidates for studies. This phenomenon should be particularly evident in the case of popular mass study programs like economics or law. The choice of a university and the study programs is affected by the level of perceived quality of education and the tuition paid. Therefore using measures of competition similar to the law of universal gravitation we measure the competition pressure exercised on each study program by other programs. Subsequently we assess whether there is interdependence between quality of education and research, taking into account the intensity of competition between studies offered by different universities in Poland. The quality of education is taken from Polish Accreditation Committee resolutions and the research quality data is based on scientific categorization. It can be assumed that the highest quality of education and research prevails only in the most competitive environment. In this way we can determine whether the competition pressure is sufficient to improve the quality of education and research and whether there is a need to impose special regulations ensuring external supervision over the quality of education and research activities in higher education sector. (original abstract)
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13
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471--482
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  • University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Lazarski University
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