- Oct 5, 2011
Hardly reliable at all. Most ranking systems for Universities encompass those factors, yet there are different results. Clearly there is a level of subjectivity which decides which uni is ranked 1 and which uni is ranked 100. As subjectivity increases, its reliability decreases.oh that's good to hear, finally a reliable ranking system.
Actually, the system which the other member referred to uses these factors:
- Teaching — the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
- Research — volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
- Citations — research influence (worth 30 per cent)
- Industry income — innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
- International outlook — staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent).
Now who's to say that industry income is less important than citations? Why is teaching and research of equal value? We might look to rankings to determine reputation, but reputation is a factor in rankings, so is that an accurate factor? Why are each factors worth x%? Are there other important factors which you personally consider? Maybe transport, location? Accommodation isn't even considered, nor are fees.