جمعه ، ۲۴ / بهمن / ۱۳۹۹ - ۱۷:۰۰
کد مقاله : 1391
In search of a world-class university in Iran نسخه چاپی

In search of a world-class university in Iran

Mohsen NazarzadehZare, Javad Pourkarimi, Gholamreza ZakerSalehi, Sahba Rezaeian

 

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

ISSN: ۲۰۵۰-۷۰۰۳

Publication date: 10 October 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine faculty members’ views about the assessment of world-class university components in Iran’s comprehensive universities.

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopted a descriptive methodology by using a survey method. The statistical population consisted of 8,548 faculty members of comprehensive universities all over Iran. Considering the large size of the population, the comprehensive universities were categorized into five clusters (North, South, East, West and Center). The authors selected the faculty members from different clusters using Cochran’s formula. A total of 367 faculty members were selected from five clusters. For data gathering, a researcher-designed questionnaire was used. In data analysis, statistical procedures including the Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Kolmogrov-Smirnov test, one-sample t-test, and Friedman test were performed.

Findings

The findings of the research showed that except for academic freedom, other components of world-class university in Iran’s comprehensive universities were lower than the mean.

Practical implications

The case study showed how Iran’s comprehensive universities can become world-class universities. The methods of this case study can also be used in other fields.

Originality/value

This study adds to the knowledge of a world-class universities. Therefore to reach a desired level in comprehensive universities’ preparation for converting to a world-class university, it is essential that the policy makers and organizers of Iran’s higher education system pay greater attention to items such as research motivation, research innovation, research budget increase, authority reduction on various university departments, internet bandwidth increase and laboratory facilities increase.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

 

 

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