Jo Ritzen's A Chance for European Universities: Or: Avoiding the Looming PDF

By Jo Ritzen

ISBN-10: 9089642293

ISBN-13: 9789089642295

<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: common; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Though Europe’s universities are rather well represented one of the world’s best two hundred universities, they're nearly fullyyt absent from the pinnacle fifty. during this impassioned ebook, Jo Ritzen argues that ecu universities are economically, culturally, and socially underexploited, and he outlines a chain of adjustments essential to make those associations extra profitable. He advocates reorganizing universities to desire innovation over forms, securing financing from inner most assets to fulfill the gaps left via public price range cuts, and matching and choosing scholars with a watch towards successfully instructing for a world exertions industry. With such reinvention, universities could develop into instrumental to strengthening the eu aggressive place via financial innovation, elevated social team spirit, and a extra bright cultural dynamism.

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27). Note also that this analysis does not control for the expenditure per student. High ranking universities might well feel comfortable “buying” top researchers for university leadership. In turn this might make those universities more attractive for top researchers. Goodhall (2009 a and b) pursues this line of inquiry further, by including time lags in analyzing the impact of the appointment of a president with a high P-score on the performance in the Research Assessment 56 A CHANCE FOR EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES Exercise (RAE) for a panel of 55 UK research universities.

It is in line with the conclusions of Thissen and Ederveen (2006) that students choose for the best universities possible. 3 40 35 Migration balance (%) 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 -5 Ireland Poland Finland Germany Korea Netherlands Japan Denmark New Zealand EU15 Austria Turkey Norway United Kingdom Spain Belgium France Portugal Sweden United States Canada Switzerland Australia -10 Source: Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). In conclusion, first we notice that there has been worldwide a change in the quality positions of universities worldwide with the US taking over the European lead around 1945.

US universities are overwhelmingly present among top universities; yet, this is entirely due to their financial situation. When controlling for expenditure per student (logarithmically) UK or Australian universities do much better (statistically significant). This could be due to bias in the THES ranking. Universities in other parts of the world are not significantly different from the US universities in terms of their performance efficiency: everywhere it is straightforward, money correlates with rank.

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