Is excellent better than best?

A video of a British Academy panel, in which Vice-Chancellor Michael Arthur contributes to a discussion about the importance of league tables, is now available to view online.


Performance indicators, league tables and comparison sites are now a familiar feature of the UK higher education scene. But, with the decision about attending university being such a personal, complex and individual one, do higher education league tables create more complication than they do clarity in understanding what makes a good university? And, with so much importance placed on league table rankings, how much influence do they have on the decisions of university vice-chancellors?

View the video here.

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