Academic freedom has a positive effect on democracy, as measured by the quality of elections and executive accountability.
Despite being the subject of criticism and negative news, business schools do a lot of good for society, a veteran business professor explains in a new book.
Allegations that World Bank officials manipulated country rankings in its much-used ease of doing business index highlight a deeper problem with these types of rankings.
Climate change science dominated by knowledge produced in the global North cannot address the particular challenges faced by those living in the global South.
The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it’s best to ignore them.
When a city scores badly on “liveability”, it can put serious pressure on city leaders – but do these rankings really help improve life for local people?
Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.
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.
University rankings must include quality teaching and indicators that address inequality as measuring tools.
What university rankings mean for students.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an “accommodation” approach.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?