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1 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT HAPHE/KEA Seminar May 1st 2014 Director of Academic Affairs dr.phil Jørgen Thorslund Professional Higher Education in Denmark - Structures, recent political initiatives and main challenges

2 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I The Ordinary Danish Education System Professional Higher Education in Denmark system/the-danish-education-system

3 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I The Ordinary Danish Education System Professional Higher Education in Denmark system/the-danish-education-system 8 Universities 4 Institutions in architecture and art

4 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I The Ordinary Danish Education System Professional Higher Education in Denmark system/the-danish-education-system 8 University colleges 8 Universities 4 Institutions in architecture and art

5 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I The Ordinary Danish Education System Professional Higher Education in Denmark system/the-danish-education-system 8 University colleges 9 Academies of professional HE 8 Universities 4 Institutions in architecture and art

6 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Adult and continuing education Professional Higher Education in Denmark

7 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Adult and continuing education Professional Higher Education in Denmark Full public funding – tuition fees & grants & Loans Partly public funding – tuition fees

8 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

9 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

10 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

11 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

12 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

13 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

14 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

15 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education in Denmark

16 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Professional Higher Education - central characteristics : curriculum based on applied research, innovation and methodology a substantial element of in-service training integrated (DK: ECTS) a strong affiliation to the labour-market and often designed for specific job categories Professional Higher Education in Denmark

17 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Legislation and political initiatives The Ministry: Danish Agency for Higher Education …covers all HE institutions from 1 st oct 2013 Revision December 2013: Act on Academies of professional higher education and University colleges: The Binary system is confirmed with 2 types of Institution providing PHE: Academies and University Colleges Applied research is – on a small scale - funded and made an obligation for PHE. Closely related to PHE programs and the Business & Professional fields Act on the Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education June 2013 all HE institutions must be Accreditated from Equal conditions and criterias for Accreditation and quality assurance Expert Committee on Quality in Higher Education addressing The Systemic level, institutional level and educational level The increased intake particularly at universities Employability Professional Higher Education in Denmark

18 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Main challenges and dilemmas for PHE… PHE - Research and Knowledgebase: OECD Frascati Manual R&D versus innovation with stakeholders… Capacity building at all University Colleges …needs further funding Avoid risk of academic drift UC Knowledge: A portal for research and development activities in the University College sector based on a national Mode2-based quality assessment framework PHE – Students ambiguity towards educational innovation…uneven motivation and participation among students… UC national didactical model for all professional education programs (Studieaktivitetsmodellen) neither individualized-university nor school-program culture PHE: Academic alignment towards academic programs versus lifelong Learning / recognition of Prior Learning… ambiguity both at ministry, universities and UC Partnership models for in-service training covering PHE and organizational development in business and professional organizations Professional Higher Education in Denmark

19 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Main challenges and dilemmas for PHE…continued PHE: Institutional academic autonomy versus organizational learning through partnership with stakeholders. … Not all stakeholders are ready for deep partnerships local collaboration is stronger – regional and national collaboration is more uneven differences between business collaboration and public professional fields Expert commission 1. report april 2014 : Employability challenges academic bachelor programs…but not PHE Suggests increased diversity in academic versus professional HE Academic bachelors for labour market or further specialization or research Reform of academic bachelor programs (180-> 240ects) towards professional bachelor! Limited admission to Candidate/master programs(120 –> 60 ects) But no explanation of differences between reformed academic bachelor and professional bachelor Professional Higher Education in Denmark

20 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LILLEBÆLT I ucl.dk I Many thanks for Your attention! Professional Higher Education in Denmark


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