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The Global Institutional Profiles Project

A New Approach to Evaluating Academic Institutions

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Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE,volume 25)

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Universities have multiple and varied missions and the stakeholders in university evaluation have differing objectives to their evaluation. University rankings are inflexible because they dictate the evaluation methodology to the user of the ranking regardless of their evaluation objective. Furthermore, a single ranking position cannot represent the complex nature of universities and their multiple missions. The Global Institutional Profiles Project is an initiative by Thomson Reuters to profile the world’s higher education and research-intensive institutions. This “profiling” approach facilitates a multidimensional evaluation that captures the multiple missions of the institution but also the various objectives of the stakeholders in evaluation. This paper presents some of the preliminary results of the project and profiles the performance of leading institutions against international peers.

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Pratt, S.M. (2013). The Global Institutional Profiles Project. In: Wang, Q., Cheng, Y., Liu, N.C. (eds) Building World-Class Universities. Global Perspectives on Higher Education, vol 25. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-034-7_12

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