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The effect of university mergers on the Shanghai ranking

Docampo, Domingo; Egret, D; Cram, Lawrence

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The growing influence of the idea of world-class universities and the associated phenomenon of international academic rankings are intriguing issues for contemporary comparative analyses of higher education. Although the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU or the Shanghai ranking) was originally devised to assess the gap between Chinese universities and world-class universities, it has since been credited with roles in stimulating higher education change on many scales, from increasing...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDocampo, Domingo
dc.contributor.authorEgret, D
dc.contributor.authorCram, Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:41:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98756
dc.description.abstractThe growing influence of the idea of world-class universities and the associated phenomenon of international academic rankings are intriguing issues for contemporary comparative analyses of higher education. Although the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU or the Shanghai ranking) was originally devised to assess the gap between Chinese universities and world-class universities, it has since been credited with roles in stimulating higher education change on many scales, from increasing the labor value of individual high-performing scholars to wholesale renovation of national university systems including mergers. This paper exhibits the response of the ARWU indicators and rankings to institutional mergers in general, and specifically analyses the universities of France that are engaged in a major amalgamation process motivated in part by a desire for higher international rankings.
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishers
dc.rightshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0138-9130/..."Author's post-print on any open access repository after 12 months after publication" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 11/10/16).
dc.sourceScientometrics
dc.titleThe effect of university mergers on the Shanghai ranking
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume104
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160809 - Sociology of Education
local.identifier.absfor169903 - Studies of Asian Society
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB7493
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationDocampo, Domingo, Universidad de Vigo
local.contributor.affiliationEgret, D, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University
local.contributor.affiliationCram, Lawrence, Administrative Division, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage175
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage191
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s11192-015-1587-5
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:13:40Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84930823965
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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