ISBN 9780821378656,The Challenge Of Establishing World Class Universities

The Challenge Of Establishing World Class Universities



World Bank Publications

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780821378656

ISBN-10 0821378651


Number of Pages 132 Pages
Language (English)

Political Science

Governments are becoming increasingly aware of the important contribution that high performance, world-class universities make to global competitiveness and economic growth. There is growing recognition, in both industrial and developing countries, of the need to establish one or more world-class universities that can compete effectively with the best of the best around the world. Contextualizing the drive for world-class higher education institutions and the power of international and domestic university rankings, this book outlines possible strategies and pathways for establishing globally competitive universities and explores the challenges, costs, and risks involved. Its findings will be of particular interest to policy makers, university leaders, researchers, and development practitioners.