Ellen HazelkornAug 18, 2015
Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education
The Battle for World-Class Excellence
Palgrave Macmillan 2015
Ellen Hazelkorn, Policy Advisor to the Higher Education Authority (Ireland) and Director of the Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, provides an in-depth analysis of higher educational rankings and what they mean globally in the second edition release of Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). The author explores the measurements, metrics, and processes used by the most influential university rankings, such as Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education's the World University Rankings, and others. From the perspective of higher education institutions, to students and policymakers, the book is an essential resource for understanding this pressurized educational discourse, which now impacts almost every country throughout the world. Professor Hazelkorn, who is also President of the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR) and on the Management Committee of ESRC/HEFCE at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), Institute of Education, UCL, joins New Books in Education for the interview to discuss the book. For questions or comments on the podcast, you can also find the host on Twitter at @PoliticsAndEd.