Developing a Higher Education Ranking System for Abu Dhabi

Published in: Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University, v. 37, article ID: 1671 8860(2012)S1-0020 05, Oct. 2012, p. 20-24

Posted on RAND.org on October 01, 2012

by Megan K. Beckett, Charles A. Goldman, Trey Miller

We document the development of Abu Dhabi's first standardized higher education ranking and benchmarking system, covering 17 institutions by broad academic field. Data were collected from the institutions themselves, from an employer survey, and from bibliometric analysis of research publications. Resulting indicators were combined in four different rankings to suit the needs of policy-makers, employers, students, and faculty. All data sources proved feasible and informative but there are several logical extensions that could be undertaken in the future.

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