University rankings are fake news. How do we fix them?

“The big news on the release of the Times Higher Education World University rankings for 2017 was that Oxford, not Caltech is now the No 1 university in the world. According to the BBC news website, ‘Oxford University has come top of the Times Higher Education world university rankings – a first for a UK university. Oxford knocks California Institute of Technology, the top performer for the past five years, into second place’ …” (more)

[Reciprocal Space, 16 May]

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