Waldemar Siwinski1
  • 1 IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Nowogrodzka 31, 00– 511 Warsaw, Poland

Academic Rankings — Where Are They Heading?

2017. No. 1. P. 158–166 [issue contents]
Waldemar Siwinski - President of Perspektywy Education Foundation, Vice President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. Address: Nowogrodzka 31, 00–511 Warsaw, Poland. E-mail: w.siwinski@perspektywy.pl

The global ranking system is in a state of violent transformation. We can already see the emerging contours of a new ranking system with the four distinguished elements: regional systems, customer-centered systems, multi-league systems, discipline-based systems. To reflect regional characteristics, including language, culture, global ranking systems should become regional ranking systems. To satisfy readers’ different expectations towards rankings, ranker-centered systems should become customer-centered  ystems. To reflect different institutional missions; size, locations, current unified ranking systems, they should become multiple ranking systems. Institutional ranking systems should become discipline-based ranking systems in order to reflect disciplinary differences. One of the most significant directions of changes in rankings is a search for a way to include in the international rankings other missions than research; especially important here are such aspects as excellence in teaching and the so called third mission or the university’s social mission.
Citation: Siwinski W. (2017) Akademicheskie reytingi i perspektivy ikh razvitiya
(per. s angl. E. Shadrinoy) [Academic Rankings — Where Are They Heading?]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no1, pp. 158-166.