Отношение, потребности и ожидания потребителей модельной методологии многомерного ранжирования российских вузов
The approbation of the template methodology developed within the project «Developing and Approbating a Template Methodology for National Ranking of Higher Education Institutions» implemented by the National Training Foundation within a project with the Ministry of Education and Science, RF in 2011- 2013 took place in 2012. Quantitative data were received from more than 100 higher education institutions. Stakeholders’ comments, reflections, and recommendations on the developed tool, indicators, methods of data collection and processing, presentation of the ranking results were collected in the course of approbation. Qualitative evaluation of the methodology was also carried out based on the conducted interviews, focus-groups and consultations with experts, academic community, students and employers. The article discusses outcomes of the conducted qualitative research on the stakeholders’ attitudes, their needs and expectations of the template methodology for multidimensional ranking of Russian higher education institutions. The paper concludes with provisions for further methodology amendments in accordance with the research findings.