Title

International benchmarking with the best universities : policy and practice in Mainland China and Taiwan

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Higher Education Policy

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Volume

21

Issue

4

First Page

469

Last Page

486

Keywords

world-class university, international benchmarking, policy and strategies, academic reflections

Abstract

With a strong conviction to enhance their global competitiveness, governments across different parts of the world have tried various means to promote the ranking of their universities in the global university leagues. With a strong determination to do better in such global ranking exercises, universities in mainland China and Taiwan have attempted to restructure their university systems and have searched for new governance strategies in order to make their universities more competitive in the global world. This article critically examines major policies introduced and strategies employed by governments in mainland China and Taiwan in benchmarking their universities internationally with world-class universities.

DOI

10.1057/hep.2008.21

Print ISSN

09528733

E-ISSN

17403863

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Recommended Citation

Mok, K. H., & Chan, Y. (2008). International benchmarking with the best universities: Policy and practice in Mainland China and Taiwan. Higher Education Policy, 21(4), 469-486. doi: 10.1057/hep.2008.21