BRICS nations agree to launch new university ranking system

The BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are planning to launch a new university ranking system, reports The Economic Times. The decision, made by BRICS education ministers gathered in Mpumalanga, South Africa, follows concerns raised about the current rankings, which have faced criticism for their failure to encompass impartial data.

The central theme of the meeting revolved around the need for accountable and pertinent education and training in the modern global landscape. This initiative was prompted by a joint consensus among departmental leaders who acknowledged the limitations of current rating methodologies. Konstantin Mogilevsky, deputy minister of science and higher education in Russia, emphasised that the global education community is in need of a new evaluation framework. Mogilevsky highlighted the importance of this framework being rooted in objective data and universally accepted.

Representatives from the ministries of education of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa lent their unequivocal support to this proposition. In addition, the deputy minister of education from the People’s Republic of China underscored the necessity for the forthcoming rating system to be built upon qualitative, rather than quantitative, benchmarks.
Full report on The Economic Times site