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Top 10 Dumbest University Rankings Ever

There’s quite the competition out there for the Dumbest University Rankings Ever. Let us take you through the Top 10, and join us on #DumbRankings with your own suggestions.

One-way ticket to New DLHE

Farewell, then, Old DLHE; your passing is unlikely to be mourned, particularly with New DLHE looking like it’ll be a significant upgrade. Andrew McRae considers the impact on academia.

The case for social mobility league tables

Following last week’s annual report from the Social Mobility Commission, Nottingham Trent VC Edward Peck puts the case for ranking universities’ performance in social mobility and for making access targets a part of the TEF.

Are global university rankings losing their credibility?

It’s the season of the global university rankings, and so long-time rankings watcher Richard Holmes compares the major results and methodologies used – and finds much change in the data, but little change in how the rankings are treated by the media and higher education establishment.

The rankings problem for TEF

When The Times and Sunday Times university rankings came out last week, those tasked with constructing the Teaching Excellence Framework may have cast a wary eye over the results.

Debating free speech in higher education

As the Free Speech University Rankings launch, Emran Mian looks a the controversial new rankings and argues that they provide an important new service to sector by allowing students to make a choice about the intellectual culture of their institution that also enables them do something about it through free and frank debate.