Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education

The Battle for World-Class Excellence

Authors: Hazelkorn, Ellen

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University rankings have gained popularity around the world and are now a significant factor shaping reputation. This second edition updates Ellen Hazelkorn's first comprehensive study of rankings from a global perspective, drawing in new original research and extensive analysis. It is essential reading for policymakers, managers and scholars.  

About the authors

Ellen Hazelkorn is Policy Advisor to the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and Emeritus Professor and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. She is also President of the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR), and a member the Advisory Board and Management Committee of the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), Institute of Education, University College London. Ellen publishes widely on issues of higher education policy, and works as a specialist with international organisations, governments, and universities around the world.      

Reviews

"Hazelkorn's work is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding college rankings and the increasing impact they are having in the U.S. and globally." - USnews.com

"The book makes an important contribution to the understanding of the rankings phenomenon and ultimately stresses that the choice of indicators is crucial and needs to be considered in tandem with their consequences." - LSE Impact Blog

"This book by Hazelkorn marks the legitimisation of rankings as a serious topic of academic research and that this work will provide important documentation which future research will build upon." - Higher Education

"This is a fine study ... Hazelkorn's principles, methods and major conclusions will stand the test of time." - Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management

"Every week seems to bring a new set of university rankings so thank goodness for Ellen Hazelkorn's Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence to make sense of it all." - Joe Humphreys, Irish Times

"From the perspective of higher education institutions, to students and policymakers, the book is an essential resource for understanding this pressurized educational discourse, which now impacts almost every country throughout the world." - New Books Network


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Globalization and the Reputation Race

    Hazelkorn, Ellen

    Pages 1-25

  • What Rankings Measure

    Hazelkorn, Ellen

    Pages 26-90

  • Impact and Influence of Rankings — The View from Inside Higher Education

    Hazelkorn, Ellen

    Pages 91-132

  • Rankings, Student Choice and Recruitment

    Hazelkorn, Ellen

    Pages 133-166

  • Rankings and Policy Choices

    Hazelkorn, Ellen

    Pages 167-202

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Hardcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education
Book Subtitle
The Battle for World-Class Excellence
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44667-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137446671
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44666-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-50300-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 304
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