This chapter discusses how Asian universities respond to the global prevalence of university rankings, which are operated in various form with different emphases. First, it defines the context and rationales of the rise of world university rankings. Next, it compares and contrasts the three dominant university rankings, namely, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), and Times higher Education University Rankings (THE). After assessing the controversies, limitations and solutions of the dominant ranking systems, we will evaluate the current performance of Asian universities and discuss what lessons are to be learned by Asian universities amid the globalizing forces of world university ranking. Copyright © 2017 IGI Global.
|Title of host publication
|World university rankings and the future of higher education
|Kevin DOWNING, Fraide A. GANOTICE
|Place of Publication
|Information Science Reference
|9781522508205, 9781522508199, 1522508198
|Published - 2017