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ERIC Number: EJ994378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
World University Rankings: What Is in for Top Ten East Asian Universities?
Soh, Kaycheng
New Horizons in Education, v60 n2 p36-50 Oct 2012
Background: World university rankings have been around for a decade and there are several such systems competing for the attention of higher education institutions. A frequent criticism is that they have a bias toward English-speaking countries and sciences; Europe and the Latin America have been vocal about this and are working on alternatives. Aims: This article aims to present detailed comparative information of top ten East Asian universities vis-a-vis world-class universities as well as universities matched on ranking positions. Sample: Ten top East Asian universities, ten world-class universities, and twenty universities matched with the East Asian universities on overall ranking. Method: Mean comparisons, factor analysis, and multiple regression were performed on the data of the three sets of universities. Results: Findings show large gaps that need to be bridged to reach world-class status. And, the East Asian and matched universities are found to have very different profiles. The gaps and differences are attributable to national higher education goals and handicap in English. Conclusion: East Asian universities need to bridge the gaps in specific indicators to improve on their standings in the world context. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Asia