SC Seminar: World University Rankings : How to be Number One (9 Nov)


World University Rankings : How to be Number One

Higher education became a global industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It was not surprising that students, faculty, universities and government policy agencies became interested in global league tables.  This seminar will help attendees gain a better understanding of the rankings, their metrics, their limitations and their implications. At the end of the seminar you will be able to analyze the rankings and determine which metrics are most meaningful for you.  We will cover:

  • A brief history of events leading up to global rankings
  • The players – users and providers
  • Basic metrics that are used in the rankings
  • Major rankings and their indicators
  • Basic bibliometrics such as citations
  • Higher education system rankings and policy implications

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