Proposal for a New BRICS Ranking

The education ministers of the fives BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China,
South Africa have agreed to set up a new global university ranking. This was
one of the outcomes of a meeting in Mpumalanga, South Africa reported by
The announcement is the culmination of several years of dissatisfaction with
international rankings. Some Chinese universities have declared that they will
not participate while seven Indian Institutes of Technology have declared a
boycott of theTimes Higher Education World University Rankings.
So far there appears to be no indication of the metrics to be included in the
new rankings. The Russian Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education is
reported to have said that it “should be based on objective data and enjoy
universal trust.”

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