Why universities hate rankings

Yesterday Nine newspapers reported the Times Higher Education ranking results for WA showed Murdoch U “has plunged 100 places” in the “highly regarded global ranking”. Unless, that it is, it dropped two. In 2019, THE rated Murdoch U in its 401-500 band, this year it’s in the 501-600 group. Perhaps Nine crunched all the inputs to work out the institution’s precise places.