Whether you like it or not, different higher education rankings have a huge impact on where students attend school. It is always fascinating to see different schools shout from the rooftops when then they receive favorable ratings, and then duck and go into silence mode when the ranking results are a bit unpleasant.
Della Bradshaw, Business Education Editor at the Financial Times, has been managing the FT’s rankings since 1998. She has seen it all in terms of rankings, and so I sat down to interview her about the rankings process on FIR on Higher Education episode 42. Among the topics we discuss:
- What goes into the rankings process from a serious publication’s point of view.
- What are some ethical guidelines that schools should follow when participating in a ranking.
- How should schools respond when rankings turn out unfavorable.
- How will rankings potentially evolve in the future.
About Della Bradshaw
Della Bradshaw is the FT’s Business Education Editor and is responsible for all our business education coverage online, in the newspaper and in our magazines. She established the business education section in 1995 and devised and launched the first FT business school rankings in 1999. Before this, she was the Technology Lead Writer for the FT. She has previously lived and taught in Italy, Turkey and Japan.