Rankings tail wags the strategy dog

« If the ARC’s research metrics are abolished they will be replaced by commercially-motivated providers of league tables and research metrics – when other nations are working on new ways of assessment. (…)
Australian universities have pursued higher rankings because their influence on international student recruitment drives short term financial gains. But this focus misses the broader opportunities that come from understanding the unique qualities and strengths of institutions that rankings inevitably miss. It ignores opportunities to better understand impact and strategically focus resources where they can benefit research qualities and flexibility. (…) »

source > campusmorningmail.com.au, Cameron Neylon, James Wilsdon, 13 mars 2023