Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe

Stakeholder Survey for HEIs

HAPHE conducted a survey amongst stakeholders in HEIs across Europe in the first half of 2013. Browse the responses received by clicking on any the survey questions below.

  1. In which country is your organization?
  2. What is the type of organization you are representing?
  3. In your understanding: Is the term “Professional Higher Education” clear?
  4. In your view – what characterizes Professional Higher Education best?
  5. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: All forms of higher education are geared towards the development and certification of professional outcomes and profile.
  6. Please attribute the following functions and characteristics of higher education to the different types of higher education institutions according to the situation in your country.: Summary
  7. To what extent do you think the following statements represent your institution?: Summary
  8. In your country – where would you seek evidence regarding the scope and scale of PHE: Summary
  9. Do you agree that there is a growing demand for well profiled PHE in your country?
  10. IF ANY – What are the main drivers for PHE in your country?: Summary
  11. Which BEST describes the HE policy in your country and their current thinking about professional-oriented higher education.
  12. One important aspect of PHE should be the cooperation between higher education and professional sphere.: Summary
  13. Please qualify the actual demand for PHE programmes from the labour market and the offer / fulfillment of HE institutions in your country.: Summary
  14. Are there any external regulations/guidelines which oblige or expect the institution to implement quality assurance policies?
  15. What are the main drivers in pursuing quality requirements for HE in your country: Summary
  16. Please qualify the present level of quality assurance at your institution (or the institution you are most familiar with).: Summary
  17. Please quantify the importance of the following drivers for quality assurance at HEIs in your country?: Summary
  18. To what extent do you believe that international policies, trends or benchmarks support the development of PHE in your country (e.g., expansion of cross-border education, the Bologna Process and any regional harmonization area, private-public competition in higher education)?
  19. Are there regulations, guidelines or policies that explicitly define the shape and particular structure of PHE in your country?
  20. How much are you aware of any policy recommendations for PHE from your national ministry of higher education?
  21. Are the majority of higher-education institutions interested in developing and implementing PHE in your country?
  22. What is your institution’s implementation strategy for PHE?
  23. Which of the following models does your institution use when providing professional higher education?: Summary
  24. Please rate the level of explicit PHE policy guidelines at your institution?: Summary
  25. Over the next years, industry demand for employees with qualifications combining practical skills and academic higher education will increase.
  26. How important are the following primary motivators for professional sphere (e.g.: Summary
  27. How would you rate each of the following characteristics of PHE with regards to the outcomes and benefits of PHE?: Summary
  28. How do you see the balance of different stakeholders’ interests within PHE?: Summary
  29. In your own words, what is Professional High Education?
  30. In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge in the improvement of Professional-oriented higher education performance in your country?
  31. In your opinion, what action should your government and stakeholders take to increase professional-oriented education and in its relationship with the market?
  32. Looking ahead, how do you think your HE institutions or government are likely to change regarding professional and practical-oriented education?


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