Rethinking Global University Rankings
In an effort to highlight the disconnect between the approaches taken by some of the global university rankings and community-agreed best practice in responsible research evaluation, the Rankings sub-group developed a mechanism for rating global University Rankers. The approach is based on a community-developed list of criteria for fair and responsible university rankings, translated into a series of questions by which each criterion might be judged. Six ranking agencies were invited to self-assess themselves against these criteria, after which a range of international experts formed their own assessments, calibrated by Global Rankings Expert, Richard Holmes. The outputs from this work are available below. For news coverage of this work, please see our Outputs & Outreach page.
- Criteria for fair and responsible university rankings.
- Global university rankings assessment tool.
- Press Release 14.10.2020 regarding the ranker ratings
- A blog post describing the ranker ratings and the initial findings.
- A Nature World View piece: University Rankings need a rethink.
- A journal article on Developing a methodology for evaluating global university rankings.
- The data supporting the ranker ratings