Classifications and Rankings

  • Gero Federkeil
  • Frans A. van Vught
  • Don F. Westerheijden
Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 37)


This chapter examines higher education classifications and introduces the European U-Map classification tool and discusses a number of the most influential global league tables, their methodological underpinnings, scope, target groups and data sources.


High Education High Education Institution European Patent Office League Table Global Ranking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gero Federkeil
    • 1
  • Frans A. van Vught
    • 2
  • Don F. Westerheijden
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Higher Education (CHE)GüterslohGermany
  2. 2.Center for Higher Education Policy StudiesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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