Are university rankings useful to improve research? – A systematic review

« Concerns about reproducibility and impact of research urge improvement initiatives. Current university ranking systems evaluate and compare universities on measures of academic and research performance. Although often useful for marketing purposes, the value of ranking systems when examining quality and outcomes is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate usefulness of ranking systems and identify opportunities to support research quality and performance improvement. (…) »

source >, Marlo M. Vernon, E. Andrew Balas, Shaher Momani, 7 mars 2018,