Distorting effects of university rankings

Ireland“Sir, – The advent over this past decade of world university rankings is the most unhelpful and damaging intrusion into the international world of higher education (‘Trinity College climbs up global university rankings’, News, September 6th). The predominant criterion of these rankings is the performance of the university in research, as measured by its research publications in international academic journals …” (more)

[John Kelly, Irish Times, 7 September]

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