22 avril 2019

The ritual dance of university rankings

The ConversationWhenever an unfavourable political opinion poll comes out, you can count on one thing: at least one politician saying they never pay attention to polls. And so it goes for university leaders when the results are in from world university rankings. More...

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Journal rankings ditched: the experts respond

The ConversationThe Australian government has dropped the contentious system of ranking academic journals and assessing academics based on their ability to publish in the top-ranked publications. More...

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University rankings: good intentions, image polishing and more bureaucracy

The ConversationSome UK universities will be cheering, some groaning, after the release of rankings under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). My own university received a silver, so we’re shrugging. Despite all these reactions, we don’t know if we can expect any impact on the quality of teaching. More...

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PISA education rankings are a problem that can’t be solved

The ConversationWith a heavy feeling of déjà vu, here we are again with another round of introspection on the OECD’s international Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings and the mediocre education children must therefore be receiving in the UK. More...

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21 avril 2019

Asian cities tussle for top spot in new education ranking as London left behind

The ConversationSingapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai have come top of a new ranking of how teenagers in cities and states around the world perform on global maths, reading and science tests. More...

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PISA results: four reasons why East Asia continues to top the leaderboard

The ConversationThe results speak for themselves. The latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been released – and, once again, East Asian countries have ranked the highest in both tests. More...

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Why global education rankings don’t reveal the whole picture

The ConversationCountry rankings in international education tests – such as PISA and TIMSS – are often used to compare and contrast education systems across a range of countries. But it isn’t always an even playing field. More...

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New global testing standards will force countries to revisit academic rankings

The ConversationSince 2000 when the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched a global academic benchmark for measuring student outcomes by testing 15-year-olds, many global education systems have been impacted by what sometimes looks and feels like a race to rank high. More...

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09 avril 2019

THE Publishes New Japan Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has just released the latest edition of the Japan University Rankings. Along with the THE US and Europe rankings, these attempt to provide information about teaching-related indicators that might be helpful to students and other stakeholders. More...

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06 avril 2019

A New Set of International Rankings (II)

McMaster came second overall, UBC third, U Montréal seventh, and five other institutions (Waterloo, York, Toronto, Laval and Ottawa) making the top 100. McMaster also came first overall in the category “decent work and economic growth” (which measures research in economics, employment practices and % of students taking work placements); UBC took top spot in the “climate action” category, which measures research on climate change, use of energy and preparations for dealing with climate change (and yes, all the folks in the UBC Divestment movement are going to find that one hilarious). More...

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