Another Year, Another Methodology: Are Rankings Telling Us Anything New?

  • Ellen Hazelkorn
  • Andrew Gibson
Keywords: Global University Rankings, World-Class Universities, Academic Quality, Assessment and Accreditation

Abstract

Each year brings new rankings, and new changes to how they purport to measure quality. This article looks at recent changes in the main global rankings, and asks whether these annual methodological tweaks actually tell us anything new about higher education.

Author Biographies

Ellen Hazelkorn

Ellen Hazelkorn is policy advisor to the Higher Education Authority (Ireland), and Emeritus Professor and Director, Higher Education Pol- icy Research Unit (HEPRU) 

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson is senior research assistant, HEPRU, and PhD candidate, Trin- ity College Dublin 

Published
2016-01-01
How to Cite
Hazelkorn, E., & Gibson, A. (2016). Another Year, Another Methodology: Are Rankings Telling Us Anything New?. International Higher Education, (84), 3-4. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2016.84.9105
Section
The Rankings Game