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Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education


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Introduction and Acknowledgements Globalisation and Rankings What Rankings Measure Impact and Influence of Rankings - The View From Inside Higher Education Rankings, Student Choice and Recruitment Rankings and Policy Choices Reshaping Higher Education Appendix: Methodology References

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Ellen Hazelkorn is the Director of Research and Enterprise at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and heads up the Higher Education Policy Research Unit. She is a consultant to the OECD Programme on Institutional Management of Higher Education, and associated with the International Association of Universities.


'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. She discusses both the good and the bad that have come with the rapid spread of rankings.' - USnews.com

'[an] excellent analysis.' - The Australian

'This is an important book that deserves to be read by academics, managers and policy-makers around the world.' - Australian Universities' Review

'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 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

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