Matching Visibility and Performance

A Standing Challenge for World-Class Universities

  • Nian Cai Liu
  • Ying Cheng
  • Qi Wang

Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
    1. Nian Cai Liu, Ying Cheng, Qi Wang
      Pages 1-5
  2. Global Reflection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Simon Marginson
      Pages 49-65
    3. Bernd Huber
      Pages 91-99
  3. National Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Yukiko Shimmi
      Pages 103-118
    3. Marijk Van Der Wende, Jiabin Zhu
      Pages 119-137
  4. Institutional Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Chris Cocklin, Bradley Smith
      Pages 189-201
    3. Seeram Ramakrishna, Arun S. Mujumdar
      Pages 203-214
    4. Tony Chan, Michael Fung, Natalie Chang
      Pages 225-242
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 243-258

About this book


"The concept of world-class universities (WCU) has increasingly gained popularity in the past two decades around the world. WCU are regarded as cornerstone institutions of any academic system and imperative to develop a nation’s competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. The development of such universities is high on the policy agenda of various stakeholders worldwide, in both developed and developing countries and regions, and at both national and institutional levels, to promote their global competitiveness.
Visibility and performance are among the most watched concepts in relation to develop WCUs, but remain complicated in nature and with no agreed upon definitions. Existing literature have focused on how to raise universities’ prestige, status, impact and rankings in the global and regional arena on the one hand, and how to enhance universities’ quality, efficiency, effectiveness and academic output on the other. However, whether visibility is a legitimate indicator of performance, or vice versa, is yet to be answered.
Matching Visibility and Performance: A Standing Challenge for World-Class Universities provides insights of developing academic excellence from global, national and institutional perspectives, and intends to stimulate discussion on how universities can be ‘globally visible and locally engaged’ and how visibility and performance can be integrated and balanced in practice."


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nian Cai Liu
    • 1
  • Ying Cheng
    • 2
  • Qi Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-773-3
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