A report by The Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) at The Open University and Hobsons Research analyses league tables that provide rankings of universities for newspapers and on the web. It also looks at how universities and colleges in England respond to such rankings. While there is clearly a demand for league tables among prospective students and others, many feel dissatisfied with the way they are compiled.
The study, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), analysed five university league tables and investigated how higher education institutions respond to them, including their effect on university managers, governors and their decision-making.
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