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Higher education: discipline or field of study?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/12/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Tertiary Education and Management
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)415–428
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date18/08/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Higher education, or more strictly higher education studies, is sometimes referred to as a discipline, though it is more often referred to as a field, sector or area for study. But what is a discipline and does higher education studies, at its current state of development, qualify as one? This article re-considers these matters and comes to some conflicting conclusions. The issue of whether higher education studies is, or is not, a discipline should probably, therefore, be regarded as still open for debate. © 2020, The Author(s).