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Christina Chow and Clement Leung
This chapter looks at the manufactured excellence of universities which are
based on league tables and ranking metrics. Success in these rankings lulls universities
into a false sense of security and complacency. Societies are beginning to feel that
universities which run as businesses and are obsessed with growing revenue cannot
pursue real learning. There is declining confidence even within the higher education
sector. Such negative sentiments have wider implications, as politicians can use them
as an excuse in cutting government funding and attacking universities and experts.
Academic Dishonesty, Cheating, Dropout Rates, Plagiarism, Student-
Centric Learning, Testamur Forgeries.
RMIT University Melbourne Australia.