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Dr. Erich Dietrich Examines Accountability in Higher Education in Article for University World News

Dr. Erich Dietrich, Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Assistant Vice President of Global Affairs at NYU Steinhardt, has co-authored a paper with Dr. Rahul Choudaha, principle researcher at DrEducation. The article examines the Indian higher education system and improvements that could be made to protect quality assurance and support. 

India's finance minister recently announced the creation of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) which would help fund 20 higher education institutions as incentive to become world-class institutions. However, it is speculated that the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) will be used to determine which schools are granted funds. Dietrich and Choudaha examine the intricacies of using this mechanism, and how accountability and transparency factor in to the process. 
The article can be found on the University World News website