Universities must focus on enhancing the quality of education and research in addition to increasing enrolments and publications, President Arif Alvi said on Wednesday. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the first-ever International Conference on Quality Assurance System, Standards and Policies: Issues and Challenges in Islamabad.
Global rankings provide no meaningful measure of education quality at universities across the world. International experts present their case.
By Philip G Altbach and Ellen Hazelkorn
The most influential global academic rankings – the highly influential Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS Top University Rankings – have been in existence for more than a decade and are now a major force in shaping higher education worldwide.