Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.
It’s not the U.S., either.
Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
Do universities reproduce inequality or can they disrupt it?
University rankings must include quality teaching and indicators that address inequality as measuring tools.
What university rankings can tell us.
What university rankings mean for students.
African business school need to achieve a tricky balance between local realities and global demands.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
Both first- and second-generation immigrants in British Columbia and Ontario outperformed their non-immigrant counterparts in science literacy, in the 2015 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Programme for International Student Assessment.
First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an "accommodation" approach.
Students and lecturers at the University of Queensland researching ‘students as partners’ activities across Australian universities.
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When higher education is thought of as a commodity, students and teachers lose out. A new partnership-based approach can provide a much richer learning experience.
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Students can now see if their £9,000 a year fees are going to a 'gold-standard' school. But how cynical should they be?
Surveys suggest Trump’s election is hurting America’s reputation.
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Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
Three reasons why the new progress measures may be a misleading indicator of school performance.
Ongoing student protests are unlikely to have been a direct cause of universities’ slide down global rankings tables.
It's unlikely that student protests are directly affecting South African universities' rankings. Instead, decades of government underfunding in higher education may be at least partly to blame.
Monash University and the University of Sydney are the two newcomers to the list.
Australia had more universities in the top 100 than any other nation, apart from the US and UK.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
Ranking organisations call the shots about which universities are ‘best’.
It is arrogant and hypocritical for ranking institutions to declare that they're building Africa's legacy or its global partnerships on the continent's behalf.
El Celler’s Joan Roca (center) is now number one, but do consumers really need to know that?
Even when a hotel or restaurant ranking accurately reflects quality, consumers may be better off not knowing.
The importance of the classroom pecking order.
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There is an assumption that children perform better amongst highly achieving peers. High class achievement might be thought…
Teacher education is typically the largest undergraduate program in most universities and is therefore a cash cow.
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Despite all the talk about improving the quality of teachers and teaching in Australia, the general downward slide of entry standards to undergraduate teacher training courses continues. While the top…
Ranking universities is useful for only understanding the bigger picture.
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The release of The Times Higher Education World University Rankings will be welcomed by many people in the Australian university sector. See the full list of The Times Higher Education World University…
According to new rankings, Australia now has more elite universities.
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More Australian universities are now in the top 100 ranked universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of…
Future students need more than rankings to make the best choice.
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Australian universities compete with providers all over the globe. The stakes are high and it is hard to ignore world rankings. In The Conversation recently, however, University of Southern Queensland’s…