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The ASSAf Presidential Roundtables on Science, Scholarship and Society bring together experts in a particular field to address a critical issue percolating in society that requires the deliberation of the best minds on the topic.

1st ASSAf Presidential Roundtable

Topic: University Rankings: Helpful or Harmful?
Date: 7 February 2018
Venue: Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University
Video recording 
Welcome & Intro Prof Jonathan Jansen
Prof dr Robert Tijissen 
Prof Zeblon Vilakazi 
Prof Lis Lange 
Prof Nico Cloete
Discussions and Q&A
ASSAf article
Media coverage:
Rankings ignore local contexts of universities, say experts
Jonathan Jansen: Rankings not whole story
Ubuntu Podcast

The great global rankings debate