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ERIC Number: EJ808723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
Examining Major Rankings According to the Berlin Principles
Cheng, Ying; Liu, Nian Cai
Higher Education in Europe, v33 n2-3 p201-208 Jul 2008
While the ranking of higher education institutions (HEIs) has become more and more popular, there are increasing concerns about the quality of such ranking. In response to such legitimate expectations, in May 2006, the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) developed and endorsed a guideline document--the Berlin Principles on Ranking of Higher Education Institutions (hereafter called the Berlin Principles), which consist of sixteen descriptive and prescriptive principles for ranking covering four aspects: the purpose and goal of ranking; the design and weighting of indicators; the collection and processing of data; and the presentation of ranking results. The purpose of this paper is to examine selected HEIs rankings according to the Berlin Principles as well as to propose concrete "Fourteen Criteria" which, if followed, could enhance the quality of ranking. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)