Alert to policy-makers over university rankings

USA“A warning by the influential Washington think-tank, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, that university rankings should be viewed with caution by decision-makers received little media attention in the US. Perhaps because the IHEP Issue Brief The Role and Relevance of Rankings in Higher Education Policymaking appears to state the obvious – policy-makers are not likely to be so rash as to act solely on rankings whose limitations are frequently acknowledged even by the people who compile them – only the online InsideHigherEd carried the briefest of stories …” (more)

[David Jobbins, University World News, 4 October]

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