University of Zurich Drops Out of THE Ranking

Zurich – The University of Zurich (UZH) has announced its withdrawal from the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking system. According to the university, the classification does not reflect the comprehensive educational and research offerings.

The University of Zurich (UZH) has decided to withdraw from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE Ranking). According to a press release issued by the educational institution, the ranking of the British Times Higher Education magazine does not adequately reflect the quality of research and education offered by colleges and universities. The ranking only refers to quantitative statements, such as the number of publications, instead of focusing on qualitative content. However, this leads to false incentives and shifts the emphasis of an assessment, the press release states. For this reason, UZH has decided to no longer provide data to THE Ranking.

As the press release goes on to say, UZH has been committed to an open academic culture both nationally and internationally for many years. The University is convinced that scientific quality should be the decisive factor in all research policy decisions. ce/ww

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