ERIC Number: EJ721204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-1
Reference Count: 3
Spanish Universities and the "Ranking 2005" Initiative
De Miguel, Jesus M.; Vaquera, Elizabeth; Sanchez, Jara D.
Higher Education in Europe, v30 n2 p199-215 Jul 2005
This article assesses the quality of the Spanish higher education system, focusing mainly on the methodological challenges that the existence of public and private universities represents in the calculation of global higher education rankings. Researchers from the University of Barcelona and the University of Pennsylvania calculated the first ranking of higher education institutions in Spain, known as Ranking 2000, a few years ago. The report, Excelencia, calidad de las universidades espaolas (Excellence: Quality of the Spanish Universities), included a detailed description of almost 100 indicators used, the data from all universities, and correlations between all indicators. In the present Ranking 2005, the authors present more recent data and an updated methodological discussion; finally, an improved selection of indicators supports a refined final index. Contains 3 tables. Appended are: (1) Spanish Universities by Faculty and Non-academic Personnel, and (2) Productivity of Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Rates in Spain.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Private Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Educational Indicators
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Spain