International rankings and the contest for university hegemony

@inproceedings{Ordorika2015InternationalRA,
  title={International rankings and the contest for university hegemony},
  author={Imanol Ordorika and Marion Lloyd},
  year={2015}
}
In just a decade, the international university rankings have become dominant measures of institutional performance for policy-makers worldwide. Bolstered by the facade of scientific neutrality, these classification systems have reinforced the hegemonic model of higher education – that of the elite, Anglo-Saxon research university – on a global scale. The process is a manifestation of what Bourdieu and Wacquant have termed US “cultural imperialism.” However, the rankings paradigm is facing… CONTINUE READING

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