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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Drawing on an international survey of HE leaders during 2006, and interviews with HE leaders and stakeholders in Germany, Australia and Japan during 2008, it describes and compares the reaction and response to rankings by HEIs in Germany, Australia and Japan, with particular attention to institutional strategy and planning, benchmarking and quality assurance, student admissions and faculty recruitment and morale. The chapter argues cross-national comparisons/global rankings are an inevitable feature of globalisation, the international battle for talent, and strategies for national competitiveness.
Ellen Hazelkorn (2009) 'Attitudes to Rankings: Comparing German, Australian and Japanese Experiences', in Sarjit Kaur, Morshidi Sirat and William G. Tierney (Eds), Addressing Critical Issues on Quality Assurance and University Rankings in Higher Education in the Asia Pacific.