• Sunday, Jul 12, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:43 am

Coming up the ranks

  • Published at 11:59 pm May 24th, 2019
Photo: BIGSTOCK
Photo: BIGSTOCK

The issue is not always as simple as how high a university is ranked

We should no doubt be proud that six Bangladeshi universities have made it to the list of the Best Asian universities in the latest edition of the QS Asia University Rankings.

This is the highest number of universities to have made it to the list in the nation’s history, and we congratulate these institutions, and the government for allowing the space for public and private universities alike to shine in the field of higher education. 

This bit of news comes on the heels of controversy surrounding the Times Higher Education magazine rankings which did not include any university from Bangladesh; some said this was a result of the different criteria favoured and the methods used, and that the rankings were compiled based on university websites which provide a rather limited perspective. 

As such, it is crucial for the education system to look a bit deeper when it comes to such issues with the understanding that, when it comes to the quality of higher education, the issue is not always as simple as how high a university is ranked.

While one ranking may favour reputation and the other may value research, we must not forget that our primary goal should be to provide the best higher education possible to our young people, one that will prepare them for an ever-changing and competitive world.

Our nation has come a long way in many areas, but we are still trying to iron out numerous issues which plague us, from poverty to food security to climate change.

Within this context, what we must do now is not focus solely on how high we are ranked on which system, but figure out the specific issues we have, address them, and pool our resources so that we may provide a quality university education that prepares our youth for the 21st century.

55
54
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail