University rankings ‘focus too much on research performance’

University rankings ‘focus too much on research performance’
International university rankings are not transparent and focus too much on research performance and elite universities, according to a report released on 17 June by the European Universities Association.
Rankings encourage accountability, but are biased and insufficiently transparent, the authors say…..For instance, humanities are ignored by the bibliometric indicators used in global league tables.
The EUA study reviewed 13 international university rankings, and was funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Germany and the Portuguese Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

2 Responses to “University rankings ‘focus too much on research performance’”

  1. Katarzyna Musial

    I believe that it is very good that university has a better ranking place if it is good at research. It makes totally sense if we want to have “first-class teaching informed by world-leading research and professional engagement” as stated in BU Vision & Values.

  2. john oliver

    Thanks for posting. Ive had a quick skim through it. A pragmatic and insightful looking report!