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The New Flagship University

Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy

  • John Aubrey Douglass

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Exploring the New Flagship University Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-7
    2. John Aubrey Douglass
      Pages 9-29
    3. John Aubrey Douglass
      Pages 31-37
    4. John Aubrey Douglass
      Pages 39-102
    5. John Aubrey Douglass
      Pages 103-112
  3. The Flagship University in Global Perspective

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-217

About this book


The New Flagship University is an expansive vision for leading national universities and an alternative narrative to global rankings and World Class Universities. The Flagship model explores pathways for universities to re-shape their missions and operational features to expand their relevancy in the societies that gave them life and purpose.


Europe Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung state Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) university

Editors and affiliations

  • John Aubrey Douglass
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Studies in Higher EducationUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

About the editors

John Aubrey Douglass is Senior Research Fellow—Public Policy and Higher Education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Bibliographic information


“Douglass and the other involved authors offer a very rich and differentiated picture of the university and its many facets, a refreshing perspective in contrast to the often emphasized narrative of rankings and world class universities. … this book is a much needed alternative to the current paradigm of university excellence, interesting to read and well written, as well as a promising narrative both for future research and policymaking … .” (Philipp Friedrich, European Journal of Higher Education, March, 2017)