life spheres are interconnected as should be also the data describing them
rankings used to be the same for every university but it should not be obligatory
non-obvious data trends often become visible when properly organized
There are a large number of different ratings, the results of which can be used to assess the state of the educational space, but are usually not taken into account when assessing the state of the university. Both university rankings and accreditation agencies tend to leave aside the assessment of the external factors of universities, but there are several examples of studies that convincingly show how a university affects the environment and the environment affects the university.
The use of rankings to upgrade the quality of the education process offers an opportunity for an impartial assessment by qualified experts of the strengths and weaknesses of a university and revealing its possible growth areas. The activity to upgrade the quality of all the aspects of the education process is the key way to build sustainable competitive advantages. It can be argued that an improvement of quality indicators even on one of the quality criteria entails improvement of other indicators.
"Any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes"