The big ranking brands seem to be suffering from a prolonged fit of megalomania, perhaps caused by the toxic gases of Brexit and the victory of the deplorables. The "trusted" THE, led by the "education secretary of the world", has just made a foray into the US college ranking market, published a graduate employability ranking and is now going to the University of Johannesburg for a BRICS Plus Various Places summit.
Meanwhile the "revered" QS, creator of "incredibly successful ranking initiatives" also appears to be getting ready for bigger and better things. They are advertising for a Ranking Manager who will be
"a suitably accomplished and inspirational leader", and possess "a combination of analytical capability, thought leadership and knowledge of the global higher education landscape" and " ensure an environment of Passion, Integrity, Empowerment and Diversity is maintained" and be "(h)ighly analytical with extensive data modelling experience" and have "great leadership attributes".
And so on and so on. Read it yourself. If you can get through to the end without laughing you could be a suitable candidate.
I can't wait to see who gets the job.