FACTORS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS RANKING (COMPARISON OF THREE WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS)

  • Nattapong Techarattanased Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok
  • Pleumjai Sinarkorn Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok

Abstract

Many universities have drawn attention to world university rankings, which reflect the international competition of universities and represent their relative statuses. This study does not radically contradict all types of global university rankings but calls for an examination of the effects of their indicators on the final ranking of universities. This study investigates the indicator contribution to the ranking of universities in world university ranking systems including the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education (THE), and QS World University Rankings. Results showed that in the ARWU system, three indicators regarding faculty members who won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals and papers published in Nature and Science and in the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index journals predicted the ranking of universities. For the QS and THE systems, the more powerful contributors to the ranking of universities were expert-based reputation indicators.

Author Biographies

Nattapong Techarattanased, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok

Doctor of Business Administration (Marketing Management)

Lecturer at Faculty of Management Science, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

Research interests: marketing, management and innovation

Pleumjai Sinarkorn, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok

Researcher in Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Research interests: innovative management, innovative economy, creativeness and business

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Published
2019-06-25
How to Cite
Techarattanased, N., & Sinarkorn, P. (2019). FACTORS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS RANKING (COMPARISON OF THREE WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS). The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (3(16), 62-70. https://doi.org/10.35678/2539-5645.3(16).2019.62-70