Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education

  • Michelle┬áStack

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michelle Stack
    Pages 1-7
  3. Michelle Stack
    Pages 8-18
  4. Michelle Stack
    Pages 19-30
  5. Michelle Stack
    Pages 70-93
  6. Michelle Stack
    Pages 110-118
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 119-149

About this book


Higher Education Institutions simultaneously critique and participate in national and international rankings of universities. However, this creates a difficult situation since if universities do participate in rankings they acquiesce to a system based in media logics that has little to do with academic norms of research. If they do not participate in the rankings they risk losing public funding, students and donors in an increasingly competitive and globalized environment. This book delves into the influence of journalists, business tycoons and multinational corporations in defining what world class is and how it will be measured. Rankings provide us with a rich study for understanding how universities define, deploy and manage their assets and liabilities in a mediatized globalized economy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michelle┬áStack
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56207-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47595-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-4214
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-4222
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