A world beyond rankings

Monday 01 June 2015 -
15:15 to 16:30
Session 3.8. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

With the globalisation of higher education, this session will explore international press coverage. In particular it will examine the impact that rankings have on higher education institutions in the developing world. The session will be a discussion with the audience, more than a lecture, in which the presenter – editor of a US based but international publication – engages with audience members on:

  • How can global news outlets better cover higher education all over the world, and especially in developing nations?
  • Do rankings receive too much attention in coverage of global higher education?
  • What are the perspectives missing from coverage of topics such as human rights, brain drain, research and more?

This session is curated by Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed, USA, as part of our 2015 media session series.

Professor Dr Nguyen Hoang Hai

Professor Dr Nguyen Hoang Hai got his B.Sc in Physics in 1994, M.Sc in Materials Science in 1996 and PhD in Physics in 2003. He was conferred Associate Professor Title in 2009 and appointed by Vietnamese Prime Minister to be Vice-President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi in 2014. Session 3.8

Professor Dr Nguyen Hoang Hai

Scott Jaschik
Editor, Inside Higher Ed, USA

Scott Jaschik is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. Scott has published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere.  He is on the board of the Education Writers Association.  Scott graduated from Cornell University. Session 3.8

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Dr Igot Ofem
Education Economist, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Dr Igot Ofem is an Education Economist, Lecturer at the Lagos State University, author and conference speaker. Her research areas are Higher Education, educational finance and educational project management. Dr Ofem is a member of several professional associations such as NAEAP, BELMAS, CCAEM, AERA, AEE and STERG. Session 3.8

Dr Igot Ofem