Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Abstract Ashwin

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Abstract Title: Rankings as a Tool to Improve Transparency and Accountability in Global Higher Education
When: Day 1 (14th November, 2017) | 16:35 – 17:15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Abstract:

There is sound evidence that rankings, on global and/or regional scale, affect public policy and the decision-making process of students and their parents.  Often understood as a measure of quality, they create intense competition and have a profound impact also on academic decision-making and behaviour, with implications for internal and external strategies of institutions. Rather than a sole source of information pertaining to quality, rankings should also be seen as a tool that can help improve transparency and accountability in a global market of higher education.

QS has been producing rankings since the launch of the QS World University Rankings® in 2004. This ranking receives significant coverage in many national and international newspapers and media channels including the Guardian, BBC News, the Sunday Times, Chosun Ilbo, Al Jazeera, and The Times of India. QS developed and released the pilot project of the Arab Region Ranking in 2014, followed by the first edition in 2015. The Arab Region Rankings were developed to reflect priorities and challenges for universities in this region.

The presentation will cover case studies of leading countries that have used rankings as a key performance indicator (KPI) in measuring the growth and performance of universities. It will also touch upon some lessons from such exercises.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][button url=\”\” background=\”#941c1f\”]Go Back[/button][/vc_column][/vc_row]