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Diversity Management of Socio-Economic Factors in Higher Education Institutions

Scholten, A.J.A. (2018) Diversity Management of Socio-Economic Factors in Higher Education Institutions.

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Abstract:Society has become more complex over the last couple of years, as globalisation and diversity have increased. This research examines how well diversity is managed in accessing two institutions, the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The focus of the research is on how diversity strategies will impact the influence of socio-economic factors. A framework was developed to investigate the relationship between the socio-economic factors and the access to a higher education institution. Interviews were conducted to achieve an insight from a professional point of view on the experience of the implementation and achievements of the diversity strategies. Analyses of statistical data on the student populations and the strategies and instruments at both universities helped further establish the achievements, guidelines and measures of the diversity strategies. The results of this research show the positive effects of the implementation of a diversity strategy at one of the institutions, whereas the affect of the diversity strategy is not well visible on the other institution.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 81 education, teaching, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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