Are universities ready for a radical shake-up?

Whether we like it or not, university rankings do matter, but how much influence they have is very difficult to quantify, writes John O'Hagan.

29th September, 2012

The university sector was back in the news last week in relation to a leaked report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), which recommended radical structural change. The influential Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of world universities are due on Wednesday.

Following the similar QS rankings published in mid-September, it is unlikely that these rankings will see any major reversal of the significant falls in recent years in the rankings of Trinity and UCD,...

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