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?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151015173737446

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.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151015180129177

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

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