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18:00 - 20:00 8 May 2017

Rankings and Higher Education: Reframing Relationships with and between States


Chancellor's Hall | Chancellor's Hall
Senate House | London | WC1E 7HU | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, Dublin Institute of Technology, Professor Hazelkorn is Policy Adviser to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Emeritus Professor and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). She was President of EAIR (European Higher Education Society) 2013-2016, and advises and reviews for governments, international organisations and universities.

In the second Burton R Clark annual lecture on higher education, Professor Ellen Hazelkorn from Dublin Institute of Technology will discuss the growing significance of global university rankings in shaping higher education’s role and purpose.

Global university rankings are no longer simply about enhancing student choice but about geopolitical positioning for universities and nations. They are an inevitable manifestation of the internationalised higher education market and world economy.

Measurements of university ‘quality’, once led by universities themselves, are now driven and regulated by the state. What factors have caused this transformation? And what is the link between the popularity of rankings and the increasingly geopolitical responsibilities of universities?

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.


Anna Phillips
+44 (0)20 7331 5255 | anna.phillips@ucl.ac.uk


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