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Analysis of speeches of 100 top world universities (from Europe, the US, China and Australia) using a brand new methodology called "probabilistic topic models" offer new insights into the configuration of the "world-class university" concept.

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To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to apply this methodology (originally devised for machine learning to deal with big data) to the "world-class university" concept. This is concept plays a key role in the reconfiguration of the higher education landscape.

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This page is a summary of: Legitimating the world-class university concept through the discourse of elite universities’ presidents†, Higher Education Research & Development, April 2016, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1160877.
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