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Research handbook on university rankings : theory, methodology, influence and impact

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Personal Author
Hazelkorn, Ellen. Mihut, Georgiana.
Title Statement
Research handbook on university rankings : theory, methodology, influence and impact / edited by Ellen Hazelkorn, Georgiana Mihut.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cheltenham, UK :   Edward Elgar Publishing,   2021.  
Physical Medium
xxxiii, 550 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Statement
Elgar handbooks in education
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Universities and colleges --Ratings and rankings. Education, Higher --Evaluation.
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Table of Contents


Foreword: reflections on rankings xxiii
Philip G. Altbach

1 Introduction: putting rankings in context - looking back, looking forward 1
Ellen Hazelkorn and Georgiana Mihut

2 The reality underneath the rankings: trends in global science 19
Simon Marginson
3 How do we know what we know? Empirical methodologies for
studying college rankings 38
Jeongeun Kim and Michael Bastedo
4 Rankings and global knowledge governance 54
Tero Erkkila and Ossi Piironen
5 Theorizing university rankings by comparison: systematic and historical
analogies with arts and sports 67
Jelena Brankovic, Leopold Ringel and Tobias Werron
6 Researching and understanding the influence of rankings on higher
education institutions: logics, methodologies and conceptualisations 80
William Locke
7 Benchmarking and zeitgeist: university ranking in post-turbo-globalized
neoliberalism (Post-TGNL) 93
Hans Peter Hertig

8 Multidimensional taxonomy of university rankings 106
Enrique Orduna-Malea and Carmen Perez-Esparrells
9 What do global rankings try to measure? Global university ranking
methodologies since 2003 127
Richard Holmes
10 Rankings and internationalization: an unfortunate alliance 137
Gerardo L. Blanco, Laura E. Rumbley and Hans de Wit
11 Gender equality: a neglected or rhetorical dimension of rankings in
higher education? 150
Pat O''Connor
12 University rankings and the third mission of higher education 163
Robert Kelchen
13 How future-proof are world university rankings? The case of the Most
Innovative Universities ranking 171
Robert Tijssen

14 Quality assurance and rankings: some European lessons 185
Andree Sursock
15 Higher education system rankings and benchmarking 197
Claudia S. Sarrico and Ana Godonoga
16 Institutional responses to university rankings: a tale of adaptation and
cognitive framing 210
Andrea Bonaccorsi, Paola Belingheri, Brigida Blasi and Sandra Romagnosi
17 Reimaging university identities through rankings in Japan: the
transformation of national policies and university behaviours in the
broader East Asian context 231
Akiyoshi Yonezawa
18 Striving for excellence in the age of rankings: insights from two leading
research universities in Latin America 247
Andres Bernasconi and Marcelo Knobel
19 Conflating perception and purpose: the University of Louisville and the
prominence challenge 262
Tara K. Ising and James D. Breslin
20 Are university rankings still important? Perspectives from Greater China 278
William Yat Wai Lo and Shuiyun Liu

21 The implications of rankings for equity in higher education 295
Laura W. Perna, Jeremy Wright-Kim and Julia Brickfield
22 University rankings and students'' information needs: what is the relation? 307
Jens Jungblut, Bjorn Stensaker and Martina Vukasovic
23 Does teaching count? The relationship between US News & World
Report faculty resource measures and students'' experiences with faculty 320
John Zilvinskis, Louis M. Rocconi and Alexander C. McCormick
24 Teaching and learning in university rankings: a critical review and
reassessment 329
Kyle T. Fassett and Alexander C. McCormick
25 Learning gain in excellence frameworks and rankings 340
Camille Kandiko Howson

26 Ideas for theorizing the geopolitics of higher education in the global
rankings era 354
Brendan Cantwell
27 A critical review of the history, achievements and impacts of China''s
quest for world-class university status 366
Ka Ho Mok and Yuyang Kang
28 The geopolitics of university rankings: not all regions and university
networks stand equal 382
Angel Calderon
29 The treacherous adventure of ranking African universities 399
Damtew Teferra
30 Reputational risk rating and the commercialisation of higher education 412
Hamish Coates, Lu Liu and Xi Hong
31 University rankings and governance by metrics and algorithms 424
George Chen and Leslie Chan
32 The business of university rankings: the case of Times Higher Education 442
Miguel Antonio Lim

33 Do rankings promote academic excellence? World-class universities in
perspective 453
Jamil Salmi
34 Why research matters: Latin America facing world-class universities
and rankings 471
Alma Maldonado-Maldonado and Christian Ivan Cortes Velasco
35 Football lessons for universities or how to go beyond ranking 484
Sebastian Stride, Yoran Beldengru n, Ruggero Cortini, Annamaria
Donnarumma, Nicolau Duran, Xavi Gimenez, Matthias Heuser, Francesco
Massucci, Sabine Plaud, Guillem Rull and Sonia Veiga
36 Are global rankings compatible with higher education policy? 507
Thomas Zacharewicz, Koen Jonkers and Ellen Hazelkorn
37 Global rankings and the dynamics of global convergence and local
divergence in higher education 522
Dirk Van Damme


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