Why now? Making markets via the THE World Reputation Rankings
By Kris Olds
The 2012 Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings were released at 00.01 today by Times Higher Education via its website. It was intensely promoted via Twitter by the ‘Energizer Bunny’ of rankings, Phil Baty, and will be circulated in hard copy format to the weekly magazine’s subscribers.
As someone who thinks there are more cons than pros related to the rankings phenomenon, I could not resist examining the outcome, of course! See here for a screen grab of the Top 20, with Harvard demolishing the others in the reputation standings.
I do have to give Phil Baty and his colleagues at Times Higher Education and Thomson Reuters credit for enhancing the reputation rankings methodology. Each year their methodology gets better and better.
Visit the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-2012/reputation-rankings.html