Rankled by Rankings

Criticism of global university rankings prompts major changes and new players

Miguel Medina, AFP images

Doctoral students complete their studies at U. de Paris VI, which according to controversial Shanghai-based rankings is the best university in France but ranks only 40th in the world.
January 31, 2010

International university rankings have become a major force in higher education over the past decade. Institutions now highlight their standing in their advertising campaigns. Students turn to the lists for ideas on where to apply. Some governments…

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