Carl O'Brien, of the Irish Times, tells us that a recent report issued by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), states that governments and colleges should ignore world university rankings, including the QS World University Rankings.
The report cautions against an over reliance on such ranking systems, as the data only examines the research activity of the institution, and not aspects such as learning and teaching.
HEPI aren't against university rankings, but feel that universities should be judged on a more holistic basis.
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International university rankings: For good or ill?