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Quality assurance policies and practices in Scandinavian higher education systems: convergence or different paths?

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Quality assurance policies and practices in Scandinavian higher education systems: convergence or different paths? / Kalpazidou Schmidt, Evanthia .

I: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 39, Nr. 3, 2017, s. 247-265.

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Kalpazidou Schmidt, Evanthia / Quality assurance policies and practices in Scandinavian higher education systems: convergence or different paths?

I: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 39, Nr. 3, 2017, s. 247-265.

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

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