The determinants of quality national higher education systems

  title={The determinants of quality national higher education systems},
  author={Ross A. Williams and Ga{\'e}tan de Rassenfosse and Paul H. Jensen and Simon Marginson},
  journal={Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management},
  pages={599 - 611}
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