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Journal Articles, Book Chapters & Working Papers (Selected)


·              E. Hazelkorn(2018) “Reshaping the World Order of Higher Education: The Role and Impact of Rankings on National and Global Systems”, Policy Reviews in Higher Education. v2(1), 4-31. 

·              E. Hazelkornand A. Gibson (2017) “Global science, national research, and the question of university rankings”, Palgrave Communications 3. doi:10.1057/s41599-017-0011-6;

·              Gibson and E. Hazelkorn(2016) “Arts and humanities research, redefining public benefit, and research prioritisation in Ireland”, Research Evaluation. 26:3 (1 July), 199–210,

·               E. Hazelkorn (2015) “Making an Impact: New directions for Arts and Humanities Research”, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 14(1) 25–44; DOI: 10.1177/1474022214533891, 

·               E. Hazelkorn (2014) “Rebooting Irish Higher Education: Policy Challenges for Challenging Times”, Studies in Higher Education, 39(8)1343-1354.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2013) “Reflections on a Decade of Global Rankings: What we’ve learned and outstanding issues”, Beitraege zur Hochschulforschung. - and reprinted in European Journal of Higher Education, March 2014, 49(1)12-28.

·               E. Hazelkorn and Vin Massaro (2011) “A Tale of Two Strategies for Higher Education and Economic Recovery: Ireland and Australia”, Higher Education Management and Policy, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp.1–24.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2009) “Rankings and the Battle for World Class Excellence: Institutional Strategies and Policy Choices,” Higher Education Management and Policy. Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 55-76.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2008) “Motivating Individuals: Growing Research from a ‘Fragile Base’”, TEAM (Tertiary Education and Management), Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 151–171.

·               E. Hazelkorn and J. Huisman (2008) “Introduction” Special Issue of Higher Education Policy, vol. 21:2;

·               E. Hazelkorn (2008)Learning to Live with League Tables and Ranking: The Experience of Institutional Leaders,” Higher Education Policy, vol. 21:2; 195-215. Reprinted 2009 in International Rankings Expert Group (IREG-3) Shanghai: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2007)The Impact of League Tables and Rankings Systems on Higher Education Decision-Making”, Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD, 19:2; 87-110.,3343,en_2649_35961291_39482894_1_1_1_1,00.html

·               E. Hazelkorn (2005) “Institutional Mission vs. Policy Constraint? Unlocking Potential”, Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD, vol. 17, no. 2, pp43-60.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2004) “Art schools for tomorrow: challenges and opportunities”, Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD, vol. 16, no. 3, pp135-152.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2004) “Growing Research – Challenges for Latedevelopers and Newcomers”, Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD, vol. 16, no. 1, pp119-140. 


·             E. Hazelkornand A. Gibson (2018) “The Impact and Influence of Rankings on the Quality, Performance and Accountability Agenda” in E. Hazelkorn, H. Coates and A. McCormick (eds.) Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. In Print

·              E. Hazelkorn (2018) “Seeking the public good? An assessment of the pursuit of world-class in Malaysian higher education, in Chang Da Wan, Morshidi Sirat, and Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (editors) Higher Education in Malaysia: A Critical Review of the Past and Present for the Future Forthcoming

·              E. Hazelkorn (2018) “The Accountability and Transparency Agenda: Emerging Issues in the Global Era”, In Remus Pricopie, Ligia Deca and Adrian Curaj, Jamil Salmi, Hans de Wit, Liviu Matei, Sjur Bergan, Ellen Hazelkorn (Eds.) European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies. Springer. 

·              F. Costello and E. Hazelkorn(2018) “Assessing Teaching and Learning in Ireland”, in H. P. Weingarten, M. Hicks and A. Kaufman (eds.) Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education:  International Perspectives, Queen’s Policy Studies Series, Toronto: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2018) “Rankings”, in B. Frey (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, Sage. 

·               E. Hazelkorn (2016) “The Geopolitics of Rankings” in E. Hazelkorn (Ed) (2016) Global rankings and the geopolitics of higher education. International Studies in Higher Education, series editors: Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman, and Scott Thomas. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2016) “Global University Rankings.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Luanna Meyer. New York: Oxford University Press.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2015) “Globalisation and the Continuing Influence of Rankings on Higher Education: Positive and Perverse,” In: L.E. Rumbley, M. Yudkevich and P.G. Altbach (eds.) The Global Academic Rankings Game. Changing Institutional Policy, Practice, and Academic Life, New York: Routledge.

·               E. Hazelkorn, A. Gibson and S. Harkin (2015) “Irish higher education from massification to globalisation: reflections on the transformation of Irish higher education”, In: K. Rafter and M. O'Brien (eds.) The State in Transition. Essays in Honour of John Horgan. Dublin: O’Brien Press, 235-260

·               E. Hazelkorn (2014) “Rankings and the Global Reputation Race”, In: L. Portnoi and S. Bagley (2014) Critical Perspective on Global Competition in Higher Education. New Directions for Higher Education series, 168:13-26, Winter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

·               Harkin, S. and E. Hazelkorn (2014) “Restructuring Irish Higher Education through Collaboration and Merger,” In: A. Curaj, L. Georghiou, J. Casingena Harper, R. Pricopie and E. Egron-Polak (Eds.), Mergers and Alliances in Higher Education: International Practice and Emerging Opportunities, Dordrecht: Springer.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2016) ‘The Effect of Rankings on Student Choice and Institutional Selection’, in B.W.A. Jongbloed and J.J. Vossensteyn (eds) Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation, Routledge, London. 107-128.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2014) “Rankings and the Reconstruction of Knowledge in the Age of Austerity”, In: Z. Fadeeva, L. Galkute, C. Madder and G. Scott (Eds), Assessment for Sustainable Transformation: Redefining Quality of Higher Education, Palgrave MacMillan, pp25-48.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2013) “Higher Education’s Future: A new global order?”, In: R. Pritchard and J. E. Karlsen (Eds.) Resilient Universities. Peter Lang Publishers, p53-90.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2013) “Striving for “World Class Excellence”: Rankings and Emerging Societies” In: D. Araya and P. Marber (Eds.), Higher Education in the Global Age: Universities, Interconnections and Emerging Societies, Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies, Routledge.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2013) “Rankings and Policy Contradictions: Is it Time to Move Beyond Rankings?” In: M. Shuib, A. Suraya, Md. Yunus, S. Abd Rahman (Eds.) Developments in Higher Education: National Strategies and Global Perspectives, USM Press, Malaysia.

·               E. Hazelkorn and Martin Ryan (2013; 2nd ed. 2016) “The Impact of University Rankings on Higher Education Policy in Europe: A Challenge to Perceived Wisdom and a Stimulus for Change”. In: P. Zgaga, U. Teichler and J. Brennan (Eds.). The Globalization Challenge for European Higher Education. Convergence and Diversity, Centres and Peripheries. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag. pp79-100.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2013) “World-Class Universities or World-Class Systems: Rankings and Higher Education Policy Choices”, In: P.T.M Marope, P.J. Wells and E. Hazelkorn (Eds.), Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses, UNESCO, Paris.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2012, July) “Understanding Rankings and the Alternatives: Implications for Higher Education”, In: S. Bergan, E. Egron-Polak, J. Kohler, L. Purser and M. Vukasović (Eds.), Handbook Internationalisation of European Higher Education, Stuttgart: Raabe Verlag. pp. A2.1-5.

·               Elaine Ward and Hazelkorn, E. (2012) “Engaging with the Community”, In S. Bergan, E. Egron-Polak, J. Kohler, L. Purser and M. Vukasović (Eds.) Handbook on Leadership and Governance in Higher Education, Stuttgart: Raabe Verlag.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2012) “European ‘transparency instruments’: Driving the Modernisation of European Higher Education”. In: Adrian Curaj, Peter Scott, Lazăr Vlăsceanu and Lesley Wilson (Eds.), European Higher Education at the crossroads: between the Bologna Process and national reforms, Volume 1, Dordrecht: Springer. Pp339-360

·               E. Hazelkorn (2012) “‘Everyone wants to be like Harvard’ – or do they? Cherishing all Missions Equally”, In: Adrian Curaj, Peter Scott, Lazăr Vlăsceanu and Lesley Wilson (Eds.), European Higher Education at the crossroads: between the Bologna Process and national reforms, Volume 2, Dordrecht: Springer, pp837-862.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2011) “Measuring World Class Excellence and the Global Obsession with Rankings”, In: S. Marginson, R. Naidoo and R. King (Eds), A Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education, Edward Elgar., pp. 497-515.

·               E. Hazelkorn and A. Moynihan (2010,) “Ireland: The Challenges of Building Research in a Binary HE Culture”, In: S. Kyvik and B. Lepori (eds.), The Research Mission of Higher Education Institutes outside the University Sector, Dordrecht: Springer.

·               E. Hazelkorn and A. Moynihan (2010) “Transforming Academic Practice: Human Resources Challenges”, In: S. Kyvik and B. Lepori (eds.), The Research Mission of Higher Education Institutes outside the University Sector, Dordrecht: Springer.

·               E. Hazelkorn and Sabine Herlitschka (2010) “Research Strategy and Management in Universities”, In: Jeroen Huisman and Attila Pausits (eds.), European Higher Education Management and Development. Compendium for Managers. Waxmann, Münster / New York / München / Berlin.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2010) “Community Engagement as Social Innovation”, In: L. E. Weber and J. J. Duderstadt (Eds.) University Research for Innovation. London and Genève, Economica. 63-76

·               E. Hazelkorn (2009)Learning to Live with League Tables and Ranking: The Experience of Institutional Leaders,” In: N. Cai Liu and J. Sadlak (Eds.), World Rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, China, reprinted from Higher Education Policy. 

·               E. Hazelkorn (2009) “Rankings and the Global ‘Battle for Talent’”, In: R. Bhandari and S. Laughlin (Eds), Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility, Institute of International Education, New York. pp79-94.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2004) “Developing Research in a HEI – Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland” in Helen Connell (Ed.) University Research Management. Meeting the Institutional Challenge. Paris: OECD, pp231-250.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2003) “Growth Strategies and Intellectual Capital Formation in New and Emerging HEIs”, In: S. Kwiatkowski and J. Sadlak, eds., Knowledge café for Intellectual Entrepreneurship through Higher Education. UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES)/Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Warsaw.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2002) “Challenges of Growing Research at New and Emerging HEIs”, In: Enterprise in Universities: Evidence and Evaluation, edited by Gareth Williams, London, SRHE/Open University.

·               E. Hazelkorn and C. Murphy (2002) “The Cultural Economy of Dublin”, In: M. Corcoran and M. Peillon (Eds)., Sociological Chronicles v3, Dublin: Institute for Public Administration.

·               E. Hazelkorn (2001) “The Dynamics of Cultural Production in Ireland: Economic Strategy, Digital Technology and Public Policy Making”, In: K. Ernst, M. Halbertsma, S. Janssen and T. Ijdens (Eds.) Trends and Strategies in the Arts and Cultural Industries, Rotterdam: Barjesteh & Co’s.


·               E. Hazelkorn (2017) “Rankings and higher education: reframing relationships with and between states”, Burton R Clark Annual Lecture, Working Paper 19, ESRC/HEFCE-funded Centre for Global Higher Education, London.;

·               E. Hazelkorn and A. Gibson (2017) “Public goods and public policy: What is public good, and who and what decides?", Working Paper 18, ESRC/HEFCE-funded Centre for Global Higher Education,London.;


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