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This page provides an overview of 8 articles related to 'higher education', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Higher, post-secondary, tertiary, or third level education refers to the stage of learning that occurs at universities, academies, colleges, seminaries and institutes of technology. Higher education also includes certain collegiate-level institutions, such as vocational schools, trade schools, and career colleges, that award academic degrees or professional certifications. The right of access to higher education is enshrined in a number of international human rights instruments. The UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 declares, in Article 13, that "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education". In Europe, Article 2 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights, adopted in 1950, obligates all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Higher Education Institution)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'higher education' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'higher education': 545 (31.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'higher education' across all Ariadne articles: 1416
  • Average number of references to 'higher education' per Ariadne article: 2.60
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'higher education': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'higher education': 196.1 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'higher education':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jill russell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. martin white (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

October 2007, issue53, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding

John MacColl, Lorcan Dempsey and John Kirriemuir reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of Ariadne.

February 2006, issue46, editorial

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library

Stephen Pinfield and Lorcan Dempsey with an overview of the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways

Derek Law and Lorcan Dempsey outline some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Public Libraries: Virtual Library - False Dawn?

Frank Webster and Lorcan Dempsey exchange views on virtual libraries.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Meta Detectors

Lorcan Dempsey talks about metadata and the development of resource discovery services in the UK.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

View from the Hill

Matthew Evans, Chairman of Faber and Faber and of the recently formed Library and Information Commission, in discussion with Lorcan Dempsey.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

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