September 30, 2013
American Universities Yawn at Global Rankings
But foreign competitors are elbowing their way onto the annual lists
You might not have noticed, but we're in the midst of the high season for global university rankings.
In mid-August, the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in China, was released. Close on its heels came the QS World University Rankings. A third influential list, from Times Higher Education, a weekly magazine based in London, is to be announced this week.
Worldwide, these academic