28.03.2011 -

UNESCO Global Forum on the uses and misuses of university rankings (16-17 May)

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There has been an explosion in rankings of universities in the last two decades. Originally a consumer tool, rankings now create intense competition and influence everyone from policy-makers to employers and students. Headquarters, Paris, 16-17 May).

To better understand the impact of rankings on public policy and public opinion, UNESCO is holding a Global Forum on “Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses” (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 16-17 May).

Among other activities, participants will examine a selection of existing rankings and seek clarification of their methodology, purposes and uses.

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