University rankings a job for the professionals

University rankings a job for the professionals | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 20 March, 2013

UNIVERSITIES are paying about $100,000 a year to employ full-time managers dedicated to liaising with ranking agencies and developing strategies aimed at climbing league tables. The University of NSW recently advertised for a manager of strategic reputation while La Trobe was after a manager of institutional rankings. For $100,000, responsibilities included maintaining relationships with ranking agencies to “maximise” or “optimise” their positions in rankings.

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