An article by Johnny Rich, Director of PUSH, a higher education outreach organisation dedicated to helping students make informed and impartial decisions about education, training and careers, has appeared on the home page of U-Multirank.
Rich argues that there are problems with rankings since there is no such thing as a university that is best for everyone. In addition, rankings tend to assess what can be measured rather than that which is relevant to the student experience.
Rich notes that rankings are popular and influential and cannot be erased. They should become more transparent and more useful as comparison tools. The current U-multirank system does not include most universities and does not cover all possible indicators. It is, however, transparent about the metrics that are used in its rankings and how the data is collected and processed.