Rethink role of HE beyond rankings, says minister

(3 October 2018) The role of higher education is changing, and the existing research-led university model and the system of university ranking and evaluation need to evolve with the times, Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung told an international higher education conference recently.

“After all, every industry we know of is subject to disruption,” he said.

In his 26 September speech at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, held at the National University of Singapore, Ong questioned international university ranking systems’ ability to take into account the “varied and profound roles of universities today”.

University World News 3 October 2018 Issue No. 523 has the full story by Kalinga Seneviratne.