New PDF release: Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global

By Jung Cheol Shin, Barbara M. Kehm

ISBN-10: 9400749740

ISBN-13: 9789400749740

ISBN-10: 9400749759

ISBN-13: 9789400749757

Moving the educational debate on from its present specialise in improvement to a extra nuanced sociological standpoint, this clean examine is a collaboration among teachers in South Korea and Germany that assesses the criteria shaping world-class universities as institutional social structures in addition to nationwide cultural treasures. The paintings explores intimately how WCUs have moved to a primary place in coverage circles, and the way those usually bold govt regulations on WCUs were interpreted and followed via collage directors and person professors.

The authors offer a wealth of empirical info on universities, either world-class and aiming for WCU prestige, in a variety of polities and continents. They examine suggestions for constructing WCUs in nations of the East and the West, either constructing and built.

Nations featured within the statistical purview comprise 9 international locations (Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR). the quantity is going additional than simply taking a image of the present scenario, supplying precise and thought of techniques and rationales for institutionalizing and constructing WCUs, fairly in Asian international locations the place Confucian cultural impacts accord schooling the top priority.

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Universities in the countries that have many emerging top-ranking universities are national-class universities according to this typology. On the other hand, universities with a longer history and that have consistently focused on fundamental research are in the world-class university category regardless of their global rankings and their research productivity. This does not mean that a world-class university is superior to a national- or local-class university. It is not advisable that most of the universities in a national higher education system seek to be world-class and none seek to be a local-class university.

The US mission classification can be traced back to California’s Master Plan of 1960 when the state of California reclassified its higher education institutions as the University of California (UC), California State University, and California Community College systems. This systematic classification is not found only in the USA. Most of the other countries have legal classification systems. For example, the UK and Australia used to have a legal classification although they eliminated the typology in 1988 in Australia and in 1992 in the UK.

Shin, J. C. (2011b). Teaching and research nexuses in a research university in South Korea. Studies in Higher Education, 36(5), 485–503. Shin, J. , & Cummings, W. (2010). Multilevel analysis of academic publishing across disciplines: Research preference, collaboration, and time on research. Scientometrics, 85(2), 581–594. Shin, J. , & Lee, S. J. (2010). Faculty perception, performance, activity, and job satisfaction by their doctoral degree training and inbreeding. The paper was presented at the international conference on changing academic profession, Mexico City, October 2010.

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