The world-class university and ranking: Aiming beyond status. Jan Sadlak and Liu Nian Cai, Editors. Bucharest-Shanghai-Cluj-Napoca. English version. ISBN: 92-9069-184-0. Pages: 378.
This premier publication of the new series “Higher Education for a Knowledge Society” represents the first academic analysis
of its kind detailing a major recent development in higher education – the rising prominence of the “world-class university”,
as well as the phenomenon and impact of “ranking of higher education institutions”.
The book includes more than twenty essays
, authored by leaders and internationally acclaimed researchers on higher education. It essentially provides a framework which one might apply in identifying which universities are to be considered “world-class”.
This volume is jointly published by UNESCO-CEPES, Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and the Cluj University Press, and with the support of Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, Germany.