Edition 70 - February 2007

World-class university and university ranking

The World-Class University and Ranking: Aiming Beyond Status. Sadlak, Jan & Cai, Liu Nian (eds.). UNESCO-CEPES, Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Cluj University Press . ISBN: 92-9069-184-0. Pages: 378.

This recent book offers more than 20 essays analysing major contemporary development in higher education. It gives particular focus to two aspects: the growing importance of the “world-class university”, and the phenomenon of ranking higher education institutions. Some core issues are university quality, management and performance, as well as criteria and methodology for universities ranking. The authors of the essays are prominent researchers on higher education.

The book is jointly published by UNESCO-CEPES, Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and the Cluj University Press, with the support of Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, Germany.

It can be ordered via publications@cepes.ro or through a form downloadable from the website below.

CEPES.ro

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