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International rankings don’t measure what matters

The privilege-protecting systems we use for grading universities are simply poor science

African universities move up the ranks

The latest rankings of higher education institutions in emerging economies show that the continent is progressing

Universities’ templates of power

Words, rituals and charms borrowed from business invoke the idea of excellence

University rankings buy into corporate thinking

The logic of governance at these institutions is that of neomedievalism in the war of excellence

The varsity ranking system is broken

It is scientifically unsound and forces institutions to act in ways that go against their best interests.

Varsities pull rank – but it’s irrelevant

It’s better to choose a university based on your own criteria and not on its rating.

Five SA universities ranked in top 100 emerging economies list

Five South African universities have made it into the top 100 of new global rankings that assessed more than 700 institutions in emerging economies.

UCT drops 13 places on World University Rankings

SA's only top-200 ranked university on the 2013 World University Rankings, UCT, has slipped down 13 places - leaving it at number 126 on the list.

Varsities have a local-global balancing act

South Africa has higher-education priorities that international ratings systems don't always reflect.

Annual light comedy

World rankings of universities are worthless, argues UCL provost <b>Malcolm Grant</b>, because they cannot possibly capture tertiary diversities.

SA slips in world rankings

South African universities get pushed down by developing countries' universities.

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Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

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