Research Performance Ranking of Universities in Taiwan. Prof. Ru-Jer Wang Department of Education, Graduate Institute of Educational Policy & Administration, National Taiwan Normal University Dean of Office of Research Development, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan.
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Prof. Ru-Jer Wang
Department of Education, Graduate Institute of Educational Policy & Administration, National Taiwan Normal University
Dean of Office of Research Development, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan
There are two common methods to promote university transparency around the globe. One is horizontal classification, another is vertical classification. Despite criticism by college communities against current university rankings, more ranking systems have been proposed.
This study discusses the research performance measurement and the ranking procedures for colleges and universities in Taiwan.
Due to escalating competiveness among higher educational institutions, the question of “institutional diversity” draws public attention. Likewise, due to the universalization of higher education, curriculum and institutional heterogeneity gradually emerge as issues.
As a result, transparency of higher educational institutions is essential for understanding of institutional diversity and heterogeneity. In order to increase institutional transparency, two common methods have been widely adopted for classifications.
Although college communities have criticized these methods of ranking, more ranking systems have been proposed.
This study focuses on the research performance ranking of universities in Taiwan. The research purposes are:
Measurement discussions often rely on the following information:
2)The number of awards received by an individual faculty member
3)Information of graduate students
4)Information of faculty members
5)Research funding obtained from external sources
6)Research income information
7)Information obtained from peer review
This study conducted secondary data analysis to rank universities in Taiwan based on their research performance. The following measurement items are indicators of research performance:
The results of statistical analysis on the number of research projects approved by NSC, the number of NSC Outstanding Research Awards, the number of Research Achievement Awards, and National Professionalships received from the Ministry of Education, include overall academic productivity and academic productivity per faculty member.
Pearson product-moment－Overall academic productivity
Pearson product-moment－Average academic productivity per faculty member
Spearman correlation coefficient—Ranking of overall academic productivity
Spearman correlation coefficient—Ranking of average academic productivity per faculty member