GLOBAL: University Rankings 2.0

As the number of university rankings systems around the world has increased and spread, they have mutated; no longer are ranking systems simply clones of the original rankings such as US News and World Report. A number of different types of 'mutation' have occurred, so that there are now varieties of rankings around the world. A short paper in the latest edition of Australian Universities' Review describes these mutations and examines likely future developments in rankings as they continue to spread across the globe.

"University Rankings 2.0", an opinion piece by Alex Usher, Vice-President (Research) and Director (Canada) of the Educational Policy Institute in Toronto, appears in the latest edition of Australian Universities' Review, Volume 51, Number 2, 2009. To read the full article click here.