(13 February 2019) The big problem with Singapore’s approach to rankings is that it is too concerned with the QS rankings with their emphasis on reputation surveys and international orientation and the THE rankings which also have reputation and international indicators and three different measures of income. This has resulted in ranking successes that even Singaporeans found difficult to believe. Does NTU really have an academic reputation greater than that of Johns Hopkins, Duke, and King’s College London? Meanwhile other rankings that are more stable and reliable are simply ignored.
University Rankings Watch has the full article by Richard Holmes.