BRICS education ministers at a meeting in Mpumalanga province in South Africa agreed to create an independent rating of universities, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The theme of the event was the responsible and relevant education and training in the modern global context.
The heads of the relevant departments made such a decision, as the currently existing rankings do not always address objective information. According to Konstantin Mogilevsky, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the global education community needs to create a new rating. The politician emphasised that it should be based on objective data and enjoy universal trust.
Representatives of the Ministries of Education of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa supported this approach. The Deputy Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China noted that the new rating should be based on qualitative rather than quantitative indicators.
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