Stars or stripes? An analysis of developments in higher education in Europe and the USA, 2000–2010

Sebastian W. Den Bak



The central research questions of this article are: (1) What are the major developments in masters and doctorates in the USA and Europe between 2000 and 2010? and (2) Is there Europeanization in higher education? We therefore continue with a brief description of academic thinking on Europeanization and an explanation which definition is used in this article. Subsequently, the main developments in higher education in the USA are outlined, followed by European developments. An analysis whether Europeanization takes place in higher education is presented in the final part of this article.

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