Rankings Junk | In the Dark


A few weeks ago I did a post in response to the fact that Professor Philip Moriarty of Nottingham University – a former colleague of mine – had written a blog post in protest at his institution’s most recent and most blatant attempts to game the wretched world university rankings.

One of the targets of his ire were the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings. Ironically, I was looking in my spam folder yesterday and what did I find but an invitation to participate in the QS rankings, correctly identified as junk:

Clearly my email filters know what they’re doing!

Anyway, this gives me an excuse to boost Phil’s post again. The open letter contained therein is aimed at persuading not only Nottingham but other universities both in the UK and elsewhere to follow the example of Utrecht and abandon these absurd and meaningless rankings. To sign the open letter please follow this link and to see a list of signatories see here.

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