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Proposed topic for final paper: The benefits of double-degree programs

Summary of journal articles:
1. Double Degrees: Double the Trouble or Twice the Return?
Author(s): Author(s): A. Wendy Russell, Sara Dolnicar and Marina Ayoub
Source: Higher Education, Vol. 55, No. 5 (May, 2008), pp. 575-591
Published by: Springer
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This article is a case study pertaining to the benefits of double degrees for students to be
provided with a broad education, mix of knowledge and skills, and options as to their
desired career track. However, the paper also presents problems with the double degree
programs due to administration, lack of support, and the absence of “learning
communities”. Double degrees have a potential to contribute to transdiciplinary
education that is often neglected.
2. Doubts and Dilemmas with Double Degree Programs
Citation: KNIGHT, Jane (2011). “Doubts and Dilemmas with Double Degree Programs”.
In: “Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education” [online monograph].
Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (RUSC). Vol. 8, No 2, pp. 297-312.
UOC. [Accessed: 18/10/15].
This article discusses the different views and perceptions concerning double degree
programs. The mixed reactions stem from the broad range of possibilities that can be
attained by these double degree programs. Also discussed in the article are the diversity
of the program models, the mix of the new and the traditional providers, the uncertainty
as to quality assurance and qualifications recognition, and lastly, the ethics involved in
these double degree programs.
3. Stakeholder View Congruence on Cross-Border Graduate Double Degree Program
Implementation in Japan, Australia and the United States
Author: Diana Yefanova
This research tries to find out the effect of stakeholders in the success or failure of double
degree programs. Universities all over the world are increasingly responding to pressure
to enter new education markets abroad and to establish strategic partnerships. However,
due to multiple academic, administrative, and recruitment challenges, double degree
programs often fail to attract significant student numbers.
4. Joint Degree Program: The Perspective of Employers
Author(s): Tatjana Bilevičienė and Gintarė Paražinskaitė

This research discusses the need and importance of joint degree programs in universities and analyzes the demand of joint degree programs from the perspective of employers. Jul/Aug 2010. ProQuest Central pg. G15 This article gives a background of the leading schools in the United States which offer double degree programs. Universities are facing threats of finding new ways to raise the quality of education and to raise the interest of employers to choose graduates from these universities. . 180. Hybrid Studies and Double Degrees Author: Anonymous Foreign Policy. 5.