Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO’s mission has been to contribute to the building of peace, poverty eradication, lasting development and intercultural dialogue, with education as one of its principal activities to achieve this aim. The Organization is committed to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education worldwide, the realization of everyone’s right to education and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development.
World-class university and ranking
The World-Class University and Ranking: Aiming Beyond Status.
The premier publication of the new series “Higher Education for a Knowledge Society” represents the first academic analysis of its kind detailing a major recent development in higher education – the rising prominence of the “world-class university”, as well as the phenomenon and impact of “ranking of higher education institutions”.
It is jointly published by UNESCO-CEPES, Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and the Cluj University Press, and with the support of Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, Germany.