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Ranking Australian universities: controlling for scope

24 Jan 2008
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Rankings of universities that are based on aggregate measures ignore the discipline coverage within institutions. In this paper, for each of Australia’s 37 public universities, performance in research and teaching in broad discipline groups is evaluated and then aggregated up to obtain whole-of-institution rankings. Relative staff numbers are used as weights to aggregate research performance; student numbers are used to weight teaching performance. The performance attributes chosen are those that contribute to international academic standing. The rankings of ANU and some technologically oriented universities are raised when scope is allowed for, but elsewhere the changes are minor.

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2008
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