Program Accreditation and Anticipatory Socialization to Doctoral Education in Kosovo


  • Nicholas Stroup University of Iowa



The study outlines labor market considerations for the Republic of Kosovo’s higher education institutions related to (1) the employment of doctoral degree holders and (2) maintaining program accreditation. It then identifies how discourses of accreditation at the national and supranational levels influence the anticipatory socialization of students to doctoral study in Kosovo. Future analysis willinvestigate popular discourses that contribute to graduate student anticipatory socialization, such as debates over degree quality or perceptions that higher education in Kosovo misaligns with the national labor market.


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How to Cite

Stroup, N. (2020). Program Accreditation and Anticipatory Socialization to Doctoral Education in Kosovo. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 196–198.



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