The Times Higher Education Rankings and the Mysterious “Rise of Asia”

  • Alex Usher Alex Usher is President of Higher Education Strategy Associates, Toronto, Canada. His daily blog on higher education issues can be found at www.higheredstrategy.com/blog.
Keywords: Rankings, Asia, Turkey, Bibliometrics

Abstract

The Times Higher Education Rankings analysis of its own rankings have persistently pushed a “rise of Asia” narrative – by which the paper usually means East Asia.  But this year, the narrative was only sustained by the surprise rise of Turkey in the rankings – a rise that was to significant extent precipitated by a single highly-cited scientific paper.

Published
2015-01-01
How to Cite
Usher, A. (2015). The Times Higher Education Rankings and the Mysterious “Rise of Asia”. International Higher Education, (79), 15-16. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2015.79.5842
Section
Rankings: Patterns and Themes