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Tag: University Rankings
By Social Science Space | Published: January 10, 2017
How do we decide what is a world-class university? Who decides? How do they decide? In this free webinar, the role of university rankings in the global higher education market is explored. There is a plethora of studies about the substantive methodological flaws of major rankings. There are studies that point to their colonial underpinnings […]
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: October 13, 2016
Higher education is a globally competitive market and institutions with a high rank can claim exceptionalism that brings in students and funding, acknowledges our Michelle Stack. But are rankings genuinely useful for students or for research?
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: May 26, 2016
There are at least 12 university rankings that claim to be global, and in this video Michelle Stack focuses on the big three -- the Times Higher Education, QS, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. She asks what does being a "top-ranked" university mean to students? And who decides this ranking anyway?
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: February 1, 2016
Is it possible, asks our Michelle Stack, to have an excellent university that is inequitable?
By Vikki Boliver and Matthew David | Published: December 17, 2015
The Russell Group argues that research funding should be concentrated in the most elite institutions, Two sociologists who have studied how Asian universities have fared in global rankings argue just the opposite.
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: November 23, 2015
We need more research that analyzes the relationship between university rankings, citation indexes, and academic publishers, argues Michelle L. Stack.
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: September 9, 2015
When universities make note of how they 'mobilize knowledge,' they tend to focus on a select group of activities for an equally select audience. That's a disservice.
By Damtew Teferra | Published: September 3, 2015
The director of directs the International Network for Higher Education in Africa argues that a nascent effort to rank the continent's institutions of higher education 'seems to me to be doomed from the start.'
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: July 27, 2015
In his recent encyclical that made waves for addressing climate change, notes our blogger Michelle Stack, Pope Francis also spoke about the current emphasis on education as a consumer product that focuses on “self-interested pragmatism.”
By Steven C. Ward | Published: October 2, 2014
There's a rankings mania affecting institutions of higher education. But just because it's a mania, does that make bad?
By Gerard A. Postiglione | Published: October 1, 2014
As we continue to examine the role of ranking in the academic world, it's worth noting that by 2040 it's expected that a quarter of the Times Higher Education top 200 will be schools in Asia.
By Amy Levine | Published: September 26, 2014
What might be the reductio ad absurdum of academic ranking? South Korea might offer a hint, as the 'spec' generation focuses on its monetizable skillset --sometimes to the exclusion of most anything else.