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PhD Student at the Professorship of Higher Education

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Doctoral thesis

Higher education rankings have turned into proxies of prestige and academic performance for higher education institutions (HEIs) worldwide. Frauke Logermann's dissertation focuses on the impact of higher education rankings on the organizational agendas of HEIs. Drawing on organizational learning and neo-institutional literature, the aim of the study is to investigate the importance of higher education rankings for HEIs’ strategic development by identifying internal strategies that are meant to influence an institutions’ ranking position. The study will use a qualitative comparative case study approach to explore how selected universities in different countries are interpreting and responding to HE rankings in diverse national settings.

The topic of Frauke Logermann's doctoral thesis is "Race to the top: How higher education rankings shape the organizational agendas of universities!"

Professional activity

Frauke Logermann is currently working as a EU Consultant & Project Manager at the Max Planck Society Germany, Cluster Bavaria: www.mpq.mpg.de/eubuero-bayern. In her job she is consulting scientists regarding EU funding programmes and manages the implementation of EU projects. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University Twente and a Master of Arts degree from the University Münster in European Studies.


Logermann, Frauke; Leisyte, Liudvika (2015): Students as stakeholders in the policy context of the European standards and guidelines for quality assurance in higher education institutions. In: Curaj, Adrian u.a. (eds.): The European higher education area. Between critical reflections and future policies. Cham, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, S. 685-701. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20877-0_43

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Frauke Logermann
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
85748 Garching

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