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Research Program - European Science Foundation EUROCORES (EuroHESC)


Higher Education and Social Change (EuroHESC)

The aim of the EUROCORES Programme EuroHESC is to develop and implement a programme of interdisciplinary comparative research into the relationships between higher education and society. This will involve the development of theories and hypotheses about this relationship and the factors which influence it, and will also address methodological issues of comparative research in the field (e.g. data comparability, combination of quantitative and qualitative research, and different levels of analysis).

Furthermore, EuroHESC will explore ways of utilising other social science datasets – for example, the European Social Survey and Eurostudent – in order to situate the study of higher education more firmly within the different social and cultural settings in which higher education occurs. EuroHESC is expected to make a significant contribution to the expansion of capacity in the field of higher education research and to a better integration with related scientific fields.

The programme aims to support high quality multidisciplinary research and is expected to run for 3-4 years; it includes national research funding as well as support for networking and dissemination activities managed by the ESF.

Additional information on EuroHESC