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The absurdity of university rankings

Brankovic, Jelena (2021) The absurdity of university rankings. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

University rankings are imbued with great significance by university staff and leadership teams and the outcomes of their ranking systems can have significant material consequences. Drawing on a curious example from their own institution, Jelena Brankovic argues that taking rankings as proxies for quality or performance in a linear-causal fashion is a fundamentally ill-conceived way of understanding the value of a university, in particular, when publicly embraced by none other than scholars themselves.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 10:18
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110045

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