Webinar: Statement of the Independent Expert Group on Global University Rankings

ONLINE: On 16 and 17 November, UNU-IIGH will host three seminars exploring the recently released Statement on Global University Rankings.

- Asia/Kuala Lumpur

Universities are crucial organizations for our modern times. However, the rise in influence of global university rankings over the past two decades has promoted a number of perverse and harmful behaviours, which produce systemic long-term negative effects in higher education. With the aim of promoting equitable and improved academic public health education, research, and practice, UNU-IIGH convened an independent expert group (IEG) to address the problematic nature and effects of global university rankings.

This webinar will discuss the Statement on Global University Rankings produced by the IEG following several rounds of discussion. Each one-hour session will feature members of the IEG discussing why global university rankings are problematic and what should be done to mitigate these problems. Audience members will have an opportunity to contribute to the conversation through a Q&A session.

The webinar will be run three times to be as conducive to all time zones as possible. Please take note of the different options and register for the session best suited to your schedule.


Americas webinar

16 November 2023, 3–4 p.m. EST | 8-9 p.m. GMT


Asia and the Pacific webinar

17 November 2023, 4–5 a.m. GMT | 12–1 p.m. MYT


Africa and Europe webinar

17 November, 9–10 a.m. EST | 2–3 p.m. GMT | 10–11 p.m. MYT



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