World-class Universities? Interrogating the Biases and Coloniality of Global University Rankings

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  • 2023•03•09

    By Tiffany Nassiri-Ansari & David McCoy

    This briefing paper describes and critically appraises two of the most prominent global university ranking systems: the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It also describes the only subject-specific ranking system for the discipline of public health as well as two new initiatives aimed at ranking universities according to their performance in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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