Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education

Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education

Authors: Stack, Michelle

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Higher Education Institutions simultaneously critique and participate in national and international rankings of universities. However, this creates a difficult situation since if universities do participate in rankings they acquiesce to a system based in media logics that has little to do with academic norms of research. If they do not participate in the rankings they risk losing public funding, students and donors in an increasingly competitive and globalized environment. This book delves into the influence of journalists, business tycoons and multinational corporations in defining what world class is and how it will be measured. Rankings provide us with a rich study for understanding how universities define, deploy and manage their assets and liabilities in a mediatized globalized economy.

About the authors

Michelle Stack is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research centers on the role of media and market logics in the transformation of education; media education; and media-academic communication aimed at expanding public debate about what a good education is. Prior to becoming an academic Michelle was a communications director and policy consultant.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stack, Michelle

    Pages 1-7

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  • The Spectacle of Global Rankings

    Stack, Michelle

    Pages 8-18

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  • Seeing Is Believing: University Websites

    Stack, Michelle

    Pages 19-30

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  • Who Is Watching the Watchdogs? The Business of Rankings

    Stack, Michelle

    Pages 31-50

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  • Visualizing Excellence: The Times Higher Education Ranking

    Stack, Michelle

    Pages 51-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47595-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137475954
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47594-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 149
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