A Chance for European Universities: Or: Avoiding the Looming by Jo Ritzen

By Jo Ritzen

<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: common; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Though Europe’s universities are rather well represented one of the world’s most sensible 2 hundred universities, they're virtually solely absent from the head fifty. during this impassioned e-book, Jo Ritzen argues that ecu universities are economically, culturally, and socially underexploited, and he outlines a chain of alterations essential to make those associations extra profitable. He advocates reorganizing universities to prefer innovation over paperwork, securing financing from inner most resources to fulfill the gaps left by way of public finances cuts, and matching and choosing scholars with an eye fixed towards successfully instructing for a world exertions industry. With such reinvention, universities might turn into instrumental to strengthening the eu aggressive place via fiscal innovation, elevated social solidarity, and a extra vivid cultural dynamism.

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This is the picture which provides the challenge for Europe to do better and – in its turn – attract youngsters from all over the world to study and possibly to stay for a while in a manner of brain circulation, creating experiences of youngsters with other people and cultures which is essential for world peace and understanding. Of course top quality is not the same as average quality. Europeans are fond of defending their rather dismal attraction for top talent by pointing to a presumed high average performance of European universities.

If falling below the average also means that universities do not reach a minimum quality, then the price for dif- 40 A CHANCE FOR EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES ferentiation is clearly too high. e. bringing new groups with little or no higher education experience in the social context into higher education. The rankings of THES and Jiao Tong are highly myopic, as educational quality is measured in a rather imprecise way. org/edu/amelo) provides a perspective that means in the future better measures will be available.

11 How European Universities scored in the THES rankings of 2004 and 2007 European Universities1) among Top 20 Top 100 Top 200 Top 20-100 Top 100-200 2004 5 35 86 30 46 2007 4 35 86 31 47 Notes: 1) Universities in EU and EFTA countries Source: Own calculations based on data from The Times Higher Education Supplement and QS Ltd (2005) and QS Ltd (2007) At the same time the US became more prominent among the THES ranking’s Top 20 (from 11 to 13 between 2006 and 2007) and among the Top 20-100 (from 21 to 24) while virtually stable in the 100-200 range (from 22 to 20).

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