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Research managers consider alliance with ranking agencies


Inorms 2021: joining forces could help rectify shortcomings in research evaluation, conference hears

Research managers seeking a fairer academic reward system are considering working with ranking agencies to achieve a shift in the culture around how institutions are rated.

The controversial practice of ranking universities is often lambasted by critics. They say it puts pressure on institutions to perform to sometimes arbitrary measures and increases stress for academics, who feel they need to produce more papers or bring in more funding.

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