Global university rankings: what function do they serve? – Pearls and Irritations

Group of Students Studying Global

Under the influence of New Public Management, Australia’s public universities have increasingly engaged in ‘management by numbers’ for ’performance measurement’. The accompanying proliferation of metrics has been used to discipline academics, bolster the ranks of senior managers and build tens of billions of dollars in assets. One of the more prominent metrics to which universities now dedicate disproportionate time, energy and resources is global university rankings (GURs).

Source: Global university rankings: what function do they serve? – Pearls and Irritations

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