Internationalization at the European Periphery Inside Higher Ed (blog) The Shanghai (ARWU) rankings are the best in terms of the methodological rigor, no question, mainly because they don't rely on reputation surveys.
This year and next the international university rankings appear to be set for more volatility with unusually large upward and downward movement, partly as a result of changes to the methodology for counting citations in the QS and THE rankings.
“This is very serious to me because this is not what we are about, and I want everyone to know that we are addressing it in a very serious way,” Leo Morton said Monday on KCUR-FM’s program “Up to Date.” Last week the university was stripped of its...
Carles Viladiu's insight:
The name of the university has been intentionally omitted from the header. I don't usually scoop news of single universities but in my opinion this is just a sample that confirm a suspicion: the use of flawed data in pursuit of rankings, provided by the same institution that are being ranked.
IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (in short: IREG Observatory) is an international institutional non-profit association of ranking organizations, universities and other bodies interested in university rankings and academic excellence. Its purpose is strengthening of public awareness and understanding of range of issues related to university rankings and academic excellence.
2015 tip sheet on covering college-ranking systems and a collection of research exploring issues such as how the publication of annual college rankings impacts student behavior and university spending,...
No matter how much academics express displeasure about college rankings, the rankings continue to multiply. Each new one claims to offer some advantage over the competition. Will higher education ever be able to bring ranking madness to an end?
University participation in the second U-multirank ranking, due to be published next month, is expected to be up on last year. But frustration with the tool’s demanding data collection requirements remains"
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