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Excellence – universal or cultural construct?
Excellence – universal or cultural construct?

Author(s): Adriana Fekete
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Universitatea »Babes Bolyai« Cluj - Facultatea de St. Economice si Gestiunea Afacerilor
Keywords: excellence; quality; rankings

Summary/Abstract: The concept of excellence appears in the mission statements of almost all universities worldwide and is generally understood as of high quality. However, the meaning of the word remains vague unless we define quality and the criteria against which its presence or absence can be assessed. For higher education, establishing clear and relevant criteria proves to be a lot more difficult than for economic activities and economic and cultural factors can significantly influence the results. Rankings do not take into consideration such differences, but merely measure what can be measured.

  • Issue Year: X/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 49-58
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English