Choosing a certain university is a decision that should be based on performance criteria only. A reference that can be useful for undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as for academics and researchers is the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, powered by Thomson Reuters, which provides comparisons between worldwide universities based on 13 performance indicators. Recently, they have published the list of the best universities in the world for the academic year 2013-2014.
The PhD Program in “Model Based Public Planning, Policy Design and Management” offered by The University of Palermo (Italy), The University of Bergen (Norway) and the Nijmegen School of Management – Radboud University (Holland) is now available.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is carried out by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU). The Center focuses on the study of world-class universities, delivering an annual database of main universities in the world, also providing consultation for government and universities.
It turned into a clear sentiment in the last years, especially since measuring performance in any economy field became a souring concern both for managers and workforce, that education, as part of a living and healthy economy, needs to develop its own measuring and evaluation standards.