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Global network centrality of university rankings

Published on Oct 1, 2017in Royal Society Open Science 2.50
· DOI :10.1098/rsos.171172
Weisi Guo16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Warwick),
Marco Del Vecchio1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Warwick),
Ganna Pogrebna10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Warwick)
Abstract
Universities and higher education institutions form an integral part of the national infrastructure and prestige. As academic research benefits increasingly from international exchange and cooperation, many universities have increased investment in improving and enabling their global connectivity. Yet, the relationship of university performance and its global physical connectedness has not been explored in detail. We conduct, to our knowledge, the first large-scale data-driven analysis into whether there is a correlation between university relative ranking performance and its global connectivity via the air transport network. The results show that local access to global hubs (as measured by air transport network betweenness) strongly and positively correlates with the ranking growth (statistical significance in different models ranges between 5% and 1% level). We also found that the local airport’s aggregate flight paths (degree) and capacity (weighted degree) has no effect on university ranking, further ...
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Published on Jan 1, 1988
J Markelwood18
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Ben Wildavsky1
Estimated H-index: 1
Acknowledgments ix Introduct ion: What Is Global Higher Education--and Why Does It Matter? 1 Chapter One The Worldwide Race for Talent 14 Chapter Two: Branching Out 42 Chapter Three: Wanted: World-Class Universities 70 Chapter Four: College Rankings Go Global 100 Chapter Five: For-Profits on the Move 141 Chapter Six: Free Trade in Minds 167 Afterword 194 Notes 199 Index 221
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Estimated H-index: 1
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GlänzelWolfgang55
Estimated H-index: 55
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
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Philip G. Altbach52
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Liz Reisberg7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Caroline S. Wagner18
Estimated H-index: 18
(George Washington University),
Loet Leydesdorff76
Estimated H-index: 76
(University of Amsterdam)
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Estimated H-index: 6
(Polytechnic University of Catalonia),
José María Sallán Leyes13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 18
(Spanish National Research Council),
Judit Bar-Ilan35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Bar-Ilan University)
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Estimated H-index: 16
(Spanish National Research Council)
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Pranab Kumar Sen42
Estimated H-index: 42
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Vittoria Colizza29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Indiana University Bloomington),
Alain Barrat48
Estimated H-index: 48
(Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
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Estimated H-index: 83
(Indiana University Bloomington)
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