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West Anne (2002). « Higher Education Admissions and Student Mobility: the ADMIT research project ». European Educational Research Journal, vol. 1, n° 1, p. 151–172. 
Added by: Laure Endrizzi (30 Dec 2009 17:02:24 Europe/Paris)
Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.2304/eerj.2002.1.1.6
BibTeX citation key: West2002
Categories: Enseignement supérieur
Keywords: enseignement supérieur, mobilité étudiante, synthèse internationale
Creators: West
Collection: European Educational Research Journal
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The ADMIT research project was funded by the Research Directorate-General of the European Commission between November 1998 and October 2000. The research, which was concerned with student mobility and higher education admissions, involved five European Union (EU) countries – France, Germany, Greece, Sweden and the United Kingdom (see ADMIT, 2001).
The underlying assumption of the research was that student mobility and accompanying academic recognition are necessary prerequisites for an open and dynamic European educational area that will aid European integration and labour market mobility. However, for students to be mobile they have to have access to higher education and the financial resources to enable them to study abroad. Hence, the overall aim of this research project was to explore the relationship between higher education admissions and student mobility within the EU. The overarching objective of the project was to shed light on higher education admissions policies and practices at national and university levels and to relate these to student mobility.

The specific objectives of the research were as follows.
- To compare policies and statistical data at a European and national level that relate to higher education admissions and the mobility of students across the EU.
- To compare the development and recent changes to higher education admissions policies and practices at a national and university level. What are current policies and practices in relation to academic recognition? To what extent do philosophies of democratisation and marketisation prevail and what changes are taking place?
- To explore the characteristics of students who choose to study outside their own country, and to explore the reasons why they choose to undertake study abroad together with perceived costs and benefits.
- To examine whether there are specific needs for common curriculum elements in upper secondary general education and in first degree courses that would facilitate student mobility.
- To examine the obstacles and barriers to transnational mobility and the ways in which mobility of students could be increased and facilitated across the countries of the EU.
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