Quotation Sarrico, Cláudia, Godonoga, Ana. 2021. Higher education system rankings and benchmarking. In: Research Handbook on University Rankings. Theory, Methodology, Influence and Impact, Hrsg. Ellen Hazelkorn; Georgiana Mihut, 197-209. Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.


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The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the emergence of higher education system rankings and other frameworks that attempt to make sense of the performance of higher education systems. It starts with a review of higher education system rankings and how they attempt to overcome the failings of institutional rankings. It then covers alternative approaches for monitoring higher education beyond traditional rankings. It introduces the approach of benchmarking higher education system performance rooted in the literature on performance, the performance of public services, and the performance of higher education. It offers a view of what is possible to do with an ontological approach to the performance of higher education systems instead of exercises driven by data availability and discusses the challenges of moving forward with such an approach. It concludes by discussing the likely coexistence of the discourses on world-class university with the world-class systems, and the challenge for countries to balance them.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Higher education system rankings and benchmarking
Title of whole publication Research Handbook on University Rankings. Theory, Methodology, Influence and Impact
Editor Ellen Hazelkorn; Georgiana Mihut
Page from 197
Page to 209
Location Cheltenham; Northampton
Publisher Edward Elgar
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788974981.00025
ISBN 978 1 78897 497 4
Open Access N

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Godonoga, Ana (Details)
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Sarrico, Cláudia (University of Minho, School of Economics and Management, Portugal)
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Institute for Higher Education Management IN (Details)
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