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ERIC Number: EJ1088821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2156-8235
World University Rankings: Take with a Large Pinch of Salt
Cheng, Soh Kay
European Journal of Higher Education, v1 n4 p369-381 2011
Equating the unequal is misleading, and this happens consistently in comparing rankings from different university ranking systems, as the NUT saga shows. This article illustrates the problem by analyzing the 2011 rankings of the top 100 universities in the AWUR, QSWUR and THEWUR ranking results. It also discusses the reasons why the rankings offered by the three systems are grossly inconsistent. A proper reading of the rankings is suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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