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Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education

Hazelkorn E., Global ‘Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education - Understanding the influence and impact of rankings on higher education, policy and society’ Routlege October 2016, ISBN: 978-1138828117 Pages: 370

Global rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education is an examination of the impact and influence that university rankings have had on higher education, policy and public opinion in recent years. Bringing together some of the most informed authorities on this very complex issue, this edited collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the changes affecting higher education and the implications for society and the economy.

This is a significant scholarly work that analyses in depth an important development in higher education systems, and which is likely to have an important influence upon how we understand the higher education policy-making process – past, present and future. It provides new analysis and conceptual understanding for researchers, and firm evidence for policy makers to use when addressing the value of rankings in measuring the quality of their institutions.

Split into four interrelated sections, this book covers:
  • The development of rankings in higher education, how they have impacted upon both the production of knowledge and its geography, and their influence in shaping policymaking.
  • Overviews of the significance of rankings for higher education systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, South America, India and North America.
  • An analysis of rankings in relation to key concerns that pervade contemporary higher education.
  • Examination of the role rankings are likely to play in the future directions for higher education.

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