Diverse Excellence. Case Studies of Excellent Universities

Team: Lorenz Lassnigg, Martin Unger, David Binder, Berta Terzieva, Bianca Thaler
Duration: 2017

The term "excellence" has recently become more relevant, especially in the political higher education discourse. Several states launched excellence initiatives for HEIs, which try to meet the criteria of international university rankings. This study approaches the notion of excellence in higher education research through a brief historical outline, followed by case studies of six universities regarding different aspects of excellence and their transferability to the national situation.