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After the UK REF, the IREF…the Intergalactic Research Excellence Framework


For the last couple of decades, exercises to assess the extent to which university research is excellent have been all the rage. The UK led the way with the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) to be followed by Australia, New Zealand, … Continue reading

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More on university rankings – the impact on institutional strategies and processes


After two posts on university rankings and ranking systems, you might be forgiven for thinking you’d seen the last of them at least until the next year’s crop emerges, but no. For the lovers of positional relationships, league tables and … Continue reading

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Movements in university ranking placements – how real are they?


Every year, university managers (and, if the truth were told, many of the academics who work in universities) eagerly await the results of the various ranking agencies that have grown up in the last two decades. There is now a … Continue reading

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