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Stepping out of the university-ranking race: Are global rankings that relevant for Singapore?

They make news, but are global university rankings that relevant for Singapore? It may be better to assess universities' quality here by their stated objectives.

When a local university here rises to the top tiers of ranking tables, it is often headline news that generates interest from educationists, parents and prospective students.

There are many global rankings or regional league tables. There are also rankings by subjects, graduate employability and reputation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Stepping out of the uni-ranking race'. Print Edition | Subscribe