Karwan Hushyar Sherwani
Business and Management Department, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
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The interest towards university rankings has increased from last decade and continues, which that led to the establishment of several international and national university rankings depending on reputable surveys or accessible databases available to facilitate the determination of the ranking of universities. The aim of this research is to compare and analyse the performance criteria of National University ranking (NUR) of Kurdistan Region (NUR-KRG) with the other selected national university rankings in which the ranking system is managed or authorized by their respective Government. The methodology taken for the research is qualitative by reviewing and using comparative analysis method. The results indicate there are potential differences and similarities among the criteria adopted by the national ranking of Kurdistan region and selected national university rankings, limitations of the ranking are discussed and recommendations are given.

Keywords: Kurdistan Region, National University Ranking (NUR), Higher Education, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Ranking Criteria

ISBN 978-0-9962570-9-1

Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics
Tishk International University