Rankings – Credits and national positioning

The renaissance of national rankings

By Waldemar Siwinski – in University World News.

Every year at least three new national university rankings are published. These rankings are increasingly seen as a tool to help domestic and international students select the institution that is best for them to study at. Have national rankings come of age?



Giving credit where credit is due

By Philip G Altbach – in University World News.

A rational approach to academic credits is needed to restore sanity to a system that is increasingly out of control, from the Nobel Prizes to articles ‘authored’ by thousands, and which skews rankings. A better approach would recognise the reality of modern science.



Povl Tiedemann
October 2015


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