Friday, November 8, 2013

New international higher education rankings

As U.S. and British universities continue to dominate university rankings, others may emerge.  The Times Higher Education indicated that there are some who are suspicious of two governments, Russia and Qatar, who are supporting the alternative rankings systems.  Robert J. Morse, who will oversee the rankings for U.S. News, indicated that Qatar Foundation will provide a grant but "they’re playing no part in creating the rankings.”  It's fascinating that those who may resist efforts to create new rankings neglect to recognize the bias that is already part of the existing rankings that are substantially based on peer reviews that keep the current hierarchy in place.

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