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University leaders urged to take a stand against rankings

Research policy manager calls for vice-chancellors to avoid global university university rankings

University leaders have been asked to reconsider their support for global university rankings, which were described as being “socially irresponsible”.

In a preprint publication, Loughborough University research policy manager Elizabeth Gadd argues that vice-chancellors should take “collective action” against university ranking systems and “proactively stand against substandard notions of excellence and harmful forms of competition”.

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