Ellen Hazelkorn

Ellen Hazelkorn

Director HEPRU, Dublin Institute of Technology

Ellen Hazelkorn currently leads the Institute’s Higher Education Policy Research Unit and is policy advisor to Ireland’s Higher Education Authority.

Professor Hazelkorn has worked as higher education policy consultant and specialist with international organizations and governments for over 15 years, and regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations and peer review assessments for governments and research/scientific councils and universities around the world.

She has been rapporteur and lead author for the European Union Expert Group’s report on assessment of university-based research; authored/co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles, policy briefs, and books.

Her research and commentary has been reported by the international press, including The New York Times, The Economist and U.S. News & World Report, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

She is the author of Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence (2nd ed. Palgrave 2015 (http://goo.gl/etC9C3). In addition, she co-edited Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses (UNESCO, 2013), was co-author, Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes: impact or illusion? (EUA, 2014). Forthcoming publications include: Editor, Global Rankings and the Geo-Politics of Higher Education (Routledge 2016), and co-editor, Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (Edward Elgar 2017).