Influence of institutional seniority and type of ownership on university quality rankings: correlational analysis of Peruvian universities

Santiago Tejedor Calvo, LUIS ROMERO RODRIGUEZ, José Carlos Dextre Chacón

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Abstract

Purpose
This study evaluates the correlations between the universities' type of property (public, private associative and private corporate), institutional seniority (45 years) and the presence and position in national and international university rankings.
Design/methodology/approach
It considers 90 Peruvian universities certified by SUNEDU (public agency for the accreditation of universities in Peru). According to their presence in 20 university rankings (yes/no) and the position (tertiles) in two world rankings: Webometrics and SIR Iberoamericano, four universities participated in 10 or more rankings and only 16 (18%) in six or more.
Findings:
The private corporate universities were the least old (p < 0.01). No association was found with the type of property both in the presence in rankings and in the positioning (p > 0.05), except in one where there was less participation of public institutions. Long-lived universities had higher participation and better positioning in rankings than those with less seniority (p < 0.01). The presence and better positioning in university rankings depend on institutional seniority and not on the type of ownership in Peruvian licensed universities.
Originality/value
This research highlights the lack of equity in several international rankings for the evaluation of the quality of universities, in the respect that most of them give priority to aspects related to institutional seniority and size. At the same time, the results of younger and smaller institutions are not put into perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1023
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Research in Higher Education
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2020

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