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UNESCO: Higher education for a knowledge society

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. Bologna Process