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University rankings – a guide to choose a university?

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  • Jianu (Dumitru), Ionela
  • Dumitru, Ionut

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In a more and more global world, universities compete for both students and faculty staff. Do university rankings offer a good perspective when it comes to choosing a university, as a student or university professor/researcher? This paper presents an analysis of well-known university rankings, trying to answer to the above mentioned question. It also presents an alternative to such rankings, namely intellectual capital evaluation models.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 29623.

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Date of creation: 06 Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:29623

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Keywords: university rankings; indicators; intellectual capital;

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  1. Karl-Heinz Leitner, 2004. "Intellectual capital reporting for universities: conceptual background and application for Austrian universities," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 13(2), pages 129-140, August.
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