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Issues in International Higher Education

  • Vani Kant Borooah
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Abstract

Borooah reviews three issues in higher education that have a universal concern affecting several countries including India. The first of these is university rankings which grade the world’s universities. Although the ambition of most university heads is to have their institutions occupy a place of honour in these rankings, a moot point is whether they serve any useful purpose. An argument against university “beauty contests” is that they take no account of students’ learning experience while at university and, in discussing this second issue, Borooah expands on the nature of learning. The third issue is group-preference in admission to higher education: how is it structured and does it help or hinder its beneficiaries?

Keywords

University Rankings Students’ Learning Experience Group-Preference in College Admission 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vani Kant Borooah
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  1. 1.School of Economics & PoliticsUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUnited Kingdom

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