Additional Examples of International Advisory Boards and International Advisory Committees

There are a considerable number of established organizations and consulting bodies that offer advice and help executive boards in the successful performance of their duties. They are too numerous to all have places in this chapter, but we include the three following bodies, as we deem them as being of particular significance, and as of having especially significant impact.

International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, China

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in June 2003 by the Graduate School of Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and is updated annually. ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities including: the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters; the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science; the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index; the number of articles indexed in the Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index; and the university's per capita performance. In excess of 1200 universities are ranked by ARWU annually and the top 500 published [24].

The ARWU IAB was established to provide the ARWU Team with global and academic perspectives on ARWU's current practice and future prospects. The IAB is comprised of 10 members of world renowned scholars, top policy researchers, and higher education leaders, including [25]:

• Professor Dr. Philip G. Altbach, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

• Dr. Ghislaine Filliatreau, Director, Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques,


• Professor Dr. Charles A. Goldman, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation, USA

• Professor Dr. Pierre de Maret, Former Rector, Université Libre de Bruxelles,


The first meeting of the ARWU IAB was held on October 30, 2011, in Shanghai, China. Additional information is accessible via link [25].

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