The Canberra Times brings word that ANU is falling down on its beloved world rankings.
The largest university in the nation’s capital dropped three places on the coveted QS World University rankings.
ANU was placed at No20 this week, its lowest since being included on the list, but it remains the highest-ranked university in Australia.
The university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Ian Chubb, has in the past used ANU’s strong rankings to argue for better funding.
But a decline started in 2009 when ANU fell from 16th to 17th.
ANU’s acting vice-chancellor, Professor Lawrence Cram, said yesterday a university could not be boiled down to a raw data score.
You win some, you lose some.