The LEIDEN Ranking-Reading-Rules for Deliberation

The LEIDEN Ranking-Reading-Rules for Deliberation

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
'10 Principles to Guide the Responsible Use of University Rankings' As a conclusion of the Hungarian Ranking Training, the closing event of a project organized this June with the promotion of TEMPUS Public Foundation by the Social Communication Research Group and initiated by its leader, György Fábri, assosiate professor at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of ELTE, it is of utmost importance to point out the main guiding rules of university ranking usage. LEIDEN ranking elaborated an overall guide in 10 points. One crucial point the participants of the Hungarian Ranking Training have also concluded is the 10th of the LEIDEN ranking-reading-rule: ’University rankings should be handled cautiously, but they should not be dismissed as being completely useless’. While rankings serve marketing functions, the essence of ranking positions may…
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For the real ranking-strategy of the Hungarian universities

For the real ranking-strategy of the Hungarian universities

Headline, Projects
THE PROJECT FINISHED WITH A RANKING-TRAINING Hungarian universities are motivated to have an insight into the methodology of global and regional rankings, and the potential of their excavation. This is the aim of the project, promoted by TEMPUS Public Foundation Campus Mundi  project (EFOP-3.4.2-VEKOP-15-2015-00001), and organized by ELTE PPK Social Communication Research Group. The research group, the leading scientific research center of Hungarian ranking research, (chair: associate professor György Fábri), organized an international workshop, as well as a training for Hungarian higher education experts. During these events the indicators and the performance parameters behind them, the relations between the ranking positions of global and regional rankings were revealed, and the rankings were identified as means of marketing-communication. The one-day interactive training closing the project resulted in a professional knowledge-base and a knowledge-network accessible by…
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Universities in Crossroads of National and Global Rankings

Universities in Crossroads of National and Global Rankings

(H)UnivPress Ranking, Headline
A brief overview of the International Ranking-Workshop at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE PPK) on the 31st March, 2017 The event was promoted by TEMPUS Public Foundation   At the event titled „Universities in Crossroads of National and Global Rankings” university leaders from Romania, Serbia and Hungary,  representatives of the International Ranking Expert Group, as well as Hungarian and foreign ranking-experts discussed the correspondence between national and global rankings. Around fifty participants disputed lectures on the incompetence of global rankings to measure the performance of universities. They also discussed the fact, that while the position of the very same universities on the national ranking scales and the international ones are hardly comparable due to indicator differences, the best universities nevertheless are at the top of any ranking…
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The New Flagship University

The New Flagship University

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy — By John Aubrey Douglass  Palgrave Macmillan 2016 The book on the role of rankings in the age of the New Flagship University Model gives an introduction into how international standards of excellence should serve as a goal instead of being an 'end unto itself'. http://www.cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/new-flagship-university-changing-paradigm-global-ranking-national-relevancy
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Published a New Ranking-Monograph by our Blogger, as A Researcher :-)

Published a New Ranking-Monograph by our Blogger, as A Researcher :-)

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
Now published a comprehensive monograph of university rankings, written by Gyorgy Fabri (me...).  Currently only available in Hungarian, the English-language edition (It's title: Measured or Communicated? University Rankings as the Media Representations of Higher Education ) is expected in Fall 2018. (Translation of Hungarian title: The Value of University. Higher Education Rankings and University Performance)  
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