Global rankings: the age of deference is coming to an end

Recently, criticism of global university rankings has intensified. The causes and the possible consequences of this discontent are diverse and the future is hard to see, but it is a good bet that, in a few years, the international ranking scene will look very different.

For those with jaded palates, Times Higher Education (THE) is planning interdisciplinary and online learning rankings, which no doubt will be very exciting and awesome.

The well-known rankings are often subject to methodological changes that can harm or benefit universities, heaping undeserved blame or praise on university administrators.

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