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Calidad de las universidades: un índice sintético

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  • Mikel Buesa Blanco

    (Instituto de Análisis Industrial y Financiero (IAIF) de la UCM)

  • Joost Heijs

    (Instituto de Análisis Industrial y Financiero (IAIF) de la UCM)

  • Omar Kahwash Barba

    (Instituto de Análisis Industrial y Financiero (IAIF) de la UCM)

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    In this article we construct a ranking of the quality of Spanish Public Universities. Therefore we have developed a methodology that avoids subjective decisions, for example, the ad hoc assignment –some times deliberately– of the weight of each sub-index to calculate the general index that allows fine tuning for certain desired results. In this study a quality index for education and one for research of universities was created. Initially more than 100 variables were gathered. A Factor Analysis was applied to synthesise these variables in a few hypothetical non-observable indicators (factors). Each of them was used as a sub index. The quality index of education consists of 5 sub-indexes (based 18 variables). Also the quality index of the research activities consists of 5 sub-indexes, although in this case based on 14 variables. The global ranking of the quality of universities reflects the simple it is average of both indexes.

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    Article provided by Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government in its journal EKONOMIAZ.

    Volume (Year): 70 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 01 ()
    Pages: 206-239

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    Keywords: university quality; educative descentralization; research quality;

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