Building World-Class Universities
The ‘university’ as an institute of teaching, research and engagement with the local community has become a globalised concept and one by which each can be evaluated using a set of criteria and ranked in league tables. To become an accepted ‘world-class university’ today means to attract international students, to gain a high reputation for teaching and research, to demonstrate productivity, performance and above all ‘impact’. Knowledge E is actively engaged with university managers to analyse the latest indicators, de-construct the rankings methodologies and study the data sources used by different university ranking bodies including Times Higher Education, QS, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Leiden, US News & World Report among others and regularly discuss the tricky balance between improving the university’s ranking and maintaining the traditional role as a symbol of national character.
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