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A World of Difference: A Global Survey of University League Tables


This EPI publication made a significant contribution to international higher education studies by reviewing 19 university league tables or rankings from 10 nations and demonstrated the lack of agreement about what constitutes “quality” in postsecondary education. The report showed that while many countries have tried to emulate US News and World Report’s attempt to rank universities, the lack of agreement about what constitutes “quality” in higher education has led to a multiplicity of different – and perhaps conflicting – standards in league tables. EPI published this report in February 2006 and can be found at