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The International Rankings of Universities: Practice of drawing up and using


  • Balatsky, E.

    (CEMI RAS, Moscow, Russia)

  • Ekimova, N.

    (The State University of Management, Moscow, Russia)


This article provides an overview of the history of global rankings of Universities. Their influence on politics in higher education is shown; methodological features and limitations of rating systems are considered. Ways of using global rankings in applied research are discusses.

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  • Balatsky, E. & Ekimova, N., 2011. "The International Rankings of Universities: Practice of drawing up and using," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, issue 9, pages 150-172.
  • Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2011:i:9:p:150-172

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    rankings of Universities; ranking criteria; education; economic policy;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions


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