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Curriculum

The curriculum of MARIHE reflects on three perspectives on the change logics involved in the worldwide developments in higher education and in higher education institutions:

  • the perspective on Systems in Transition, focussing on general developments and on globalization and regionalization (Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia) in higher education
  • the perspective on System-Institution-Interaction (e.g. funding of research and innovation)
  • the perspective on Institutional Change (e.g. change management in higher education).

Furthermore, modules on Theoretical Background introduce fundamental issues of higher education management. Another emphasis is given to Transferable Skills (e.g. research methods, presentation skills, languages).

For the list of modules in MARIHE, see table below
The detailed curriculum of MARIHE can be downloaded here (PDF).

Information on ECTS

1st sem Danube University Krems / Austria 30 ECTS
Systems in Transition
MARIH1: Systems in Transition I (History of Higher Education, Regional Focus: Europe) 5 ECTS
Theoretical background
MARIH2: New Public Management 5 ECTS
System - Institution - Interaction
MARIH3: Quality Management 5 ECTS
Institutional Change
MARIH4: Management of Lifelong Learning - New Educational Markets
MARIH5: Human Resources Management
5 ECTS
5 ECTS
Transferable Skills
MARIH6: Research and Innovation Management
MARIH7: German Language
3 ECTS
2 ECTS
2nd sem. University of Tampere / Finland 30 ECTS
Systems in Transition
MARIH8: Systems in Transition II (Globalization, Internationalization, Regionalization and HE, Research and Innovation. Regional Focus: Latin & Northern America,
Africa)
5 ECTS
Theoretical background
MARIH9: Concepts and Theories of Higher Education Research and Innovation Studies
MARIH10: Theories of Organization and Change in Higher Education and Research Institutions
5 ECTS
5 ECTS
System - Institution - Interaction
MARIH11: Financial Management and Funding in Higher Education, Research and Innovation 5 ECTS
Institutional Change
MARIH12: Higher Education Institutions in Innovation Systems 5 ECTS
Transferable Skills
MARIH13: Research Methods I
MARIH14: Finnish Language
3 ECTS
2 ECTS

3rd sem. Beijing Normal University / China 30 ECTS
INTERNSHIP (between end of 2nd and beginning of 3rd semester) 5 ECTS
Systems in Transition
MARIH15: Systems in Transition III (Research and Innovation Systems in China and Asia) 5 ECTS
Theoretical background
MARIH16: Higher Education, Society, Governance and Policy 5 ECTS
System - Institution - Interaction
MARIH17: Reforms in Higher Education 5 ECTS
Transferable Skills
MARIH18: Research Methods II
MARIH19: Research and Innovation in Higher Education: Insights from Practice
MARIH20: Chinese Language
5 ECTS
3 ECTS
2 ECTS
4th sem. University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück / Germany
- MANAGEMENT TRACK -
30 ECTS
Institutional Change
MARIH21: Leadership and Change 5 ECTS
MARIH22: Management Game 5 ECTS
Master Thesis
MARIH23: Master Thesis (Colloquium, Thesis and Defence) 20 ECTS
4th sem. University of Tampere / Danube University Krems
- RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS TRACK -
30 ECTS
Master Thesis
MARIH24/25: Master Thesis (Colloquium, Thesis and Defence/Written Maturity Exam) 30 ECTS

Degree seeking students have to start the programme with semester 1 and follow the mobilities in the order described.