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By Jo Ritzen

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<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: basic; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Though Europe’s universities are rather well represented one of the world’s most sensible two hundred universities, they're virtually solely absent from the pinnacle 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 via public finances cuts, and matching and choosing scholars with a watch towards successfully instructing for a world exertions marketplace. With such reinvention, universities might turn into instrumental to strengthening the ecu aggressive place via financial innovation, elevated social unity, and a extra vivid cultural dynamism.

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3 . It is in line with the conclusions of Thissen and Ederveen (2006) that students choose for the best universities possible. 3 40 35 Migration balance (%) 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 -5 Ireland Poland Finland Germany Korea Netherlands Japan Denmark New Zealand EU15 Austria Turkey Norway United Kingdom Spain Belgium France Portugal Sweden United States Canada Switzerland Australia -10 Source: Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). In conclusion, first we notice that there has been worldwide a change in the quality positions of universities worldwide with the US taking over the European lead around 1945.

Canada makes an appearance in the top 20 THES performance indicator but not in the Jiao Tong one, while Japan is represented in both. THE LOOMING CRISIS 43 Moving on to the next range of ranks, the top 21 to 100 universities, other European countries than the UK appear. Switzerland is in Europe among the top performers relative to population size in both rankings followed by Denmark, the Netherlands, England (the UK) and Finland while Sweden is the No. 1 in terms of research followed by Switzerland and Denmark.

According to this suggestion, countries would do better in rankings if more of their public research is done within universities rather than in separate institutes. Finance has been analyzed for the purpose of this book (Marconi and Ritzen, 2009) as well as by Aghion et al. (2007). We analyzed the THES 2007 first 200 by collecting data on university expenditures, the number of students etc. The main conclusion is indeed that money matters when you want to be ranked high as a university. The more money (budget per student), the higher your rank.

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