Useful league table overview article by Gavin Moodie
A nice piece this which offers a good overview of international rankings. For example:
Of the various ratings of institutions idealists prefer the approach pioneered in Germany by the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung or Centre for Higher Education Development – CHE. In 1998 the centre launched a well designed web tool of the its university ranking. This is directed to students, allowing them to enter their preferences such as a law course with high teaching evaluations in a university with a strong sports programme. The tool shows all the programmes that meet the parameters entered by the inquirer, with each rated in the top, middle or bottom group on each of the criteria chosen.
Also covers SJTU, THE and the wonderful and bizarre table from the École des Mines de Paris, covered in a previous post.