Tag Archives: Ranking

Rivals vie for academic viewpoint

Rivals vie for academic viewpoint | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 07 April, 2010

THE opinions of academics have never been in more demand, but that demand isn’t coming from policy-makers, it is coming from rival commercial university rankers Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings


UK boosts standing but Asian countries ‘snap at our heels’

UK boosts standing but Asian countries ‘snap at our heels’ | Phil Baty | Times Higher Education | 8 October 2009

US dominance slips, UK improves position but China and Korea close the gap. The UK has improved its standing in the world university rankings, claiming four of the top six places and boosting its representation among the global top 100.


Home-grown rankings gain support

Home-grown rankings gain support | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education Supplement | 23 September, 2009

SUPPORT is growing across the higher education sector for an independent national university ranking system that would be more comprehensive than the Shanghai Jiao Tong survey of world universities. A national ranking would complement new performance indicators being developed by the federal government.


Long way to the top for ranking role

Guy Healy,The Australian Higher Education Supplement

AT least four Australian universities have set ambitious targets of cracking a top 200 and even a top 50 placing in world rankings despite official moves to downplay them so all students receive a “world-class education”. Priorities set by the Rudd Government and its Bradley and Cutler higher education and innovation reviews have reversed the former Howard government’s goal of having one or two universities in the top 50 and even some in the top 10.