English-Taught Bachelor’s Programs in Europe

Ann-Malin Sandstrom

Abstract


In less than a decade, Europe has witnessed a 50-fold increase in the number of English-taught bachelor’s programs (ETBs). ETBs refer to programs that are taught in English and result in a first-cycle postsecondary education diploma. This development has sparked debates about their value and purposefulness. Yet, research conducted by the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and Study Portals, English-taught bachelor’s programs—Internationalising European higher education (2017), has shown that the overall effect of ETBs on higher education institutions and the higher education sector in general has been positive.


Keywords


English-taught bachelor’s programs; internationalization of higher education; Europe

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2019.96.10775

 

 

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