A longitudinal analysis of university rankings

  title={A longitudinal analysis of university rankings},
  author={Friso Selten and Cameron Neylon and Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang and Paul Groth},
  journal={Quantitative Science Studies},
Pressured by globalization and demand for public organizations to be accountable, efficient, and transparent, university rankings have become an important tool for assessing the quality of higher education institutions. It is therefore important to assess exactly what these rankings measure. Here, the three major global university rankings—the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Times Higher Education ranking and the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings—are studied. After a… 
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