Can, Or Do, Global Rankings Gauge Quality Of University Education?

Global rankings provide no meaningful measure of education quality at universities across the world. International experts present their case. 


By Philip G Altbach and Ellen Hazelkorn

The most influential global academic rankings – the highly influential Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS Top University Rankings – have been in existence for more than a decade and are now a major force in shaping higher education worldwide.