Author: Karwan Hushyar Sherwani
Abstract: The interest towards university rankings has increased tremendously recently which has led to establishment of several international and national university rankings depending on reputable surveys or accessible databases available to facilitate the determination of the ranking of universities. The aim of this research is to compare and analyze the performance criteria of National University ranking (NUR) of Kurdistan Region (NUR-KRG) with the other selected national university rankings in which the ranking system is managed or authorized by their respective government. The methodology taken for the research is qualitative by reviewing and using comparative analysis method. The results indicate that there are potential differences and similarities among the criteria adopted by national ranking of Kurdistan region and selected national university rankings, limitations of the ranking are discussed and recommendations are given.
Keywords: Kurdistan Region, National University Ranking (NUR), Higher Education, Bulgaria,
Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Ranking Criteria
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