Ranking News

24 November 2016

Times Higher Education (THE) has published a global employability ranking of universities based on a survey designed by the French consulting firm Emergence and conducted by the German research institute Trendence.

23 November 2016

The QS World Grad School Tour has collected over a period of two years a total of nearly 16,000 survey responses from prospective international postgraduate students from the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria in addition to China and India. The survey found that the USA was the preferred study destination for Latin American, African, Chinese, Philippine and Indian students while those from Pakistan and Bangladesh showed a preference for Germany followed by Australia. The only country where applicants put the UK at the top of their preferred list was Indonesia.

17 November 2016

The 48th TOP500 international ranking of supercomputing capacity has been published. The list of 500 systems, from which a variety of sublists can be generated, was started in June 1993 and is published twice a year. The current authors are Erich Strohmaier of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim.

12 November 2016

Irish universities have performed badly in some recent global university rankings although Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin continue to make significant progress in others such as the Russian Round University Rankings (RUR) and the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). An article in the Irish Times by Philip O’Kane, a former professor at University College Cork, reports that Irish university heads are complaining that their fall in the Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world rankings is due to a lack of funding.

08 November 2016

IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service) is a bibliographic economics database prepared under the supervision of Christine Zimmerman of the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis. It is based onthe RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) archive and contains over 2,000,000 items most of which are full text and downloadable.

04 November 2016

A proposal for a new international university ranking has just been announced by Viktor Savonichy, who is Rector of Moscow State University and Chairman of the Russian Union of Rectors. The new ranking was initiated by President Putin and will be produced by the Expert RA research Center and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM).

2 November 2016

The Maclean’s University Rankings comprise three separate tables with 14 indicators clustered in five groups. These are Students (28% weighting) including awards, staff student ratio and student satisfaction, Faculty (24%) including major awards, research grants and publications, Resources (20%), Student Support (13%) and Reputation (15%).

28 October 2016

The US News has announced the 2017 edition of its Best Global Universities. There are 1,000 universities in the rankings compared to 750 last year. The twelve indicators measure research reputation, output and quality and use data supplied by Clarivate Analytics.

IREG Initiatives

With the fast development of science and technology, as well as the internationalization of scientific activities, international academic awards have been more and more popular and influential. Numerous international academic awards have been established to provide individuals with incentives and motivation for new academic work and to reward past excellent academic accomplishments.


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News from IREG Members

Conference on Universities’ Reputation

Spanish Universidad de Navarra organizes the International Conference BUILDING UNIVERSITIES' REPUTATION Understanding the Student Perspective – Key to a Reputation Strategy, Pamplona, Spain 30-31 March 2017. www.unav.edu/bur

Report on Activities of IREG Observatory 2015-1016

Dr. Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence at the General Assembly held in Lisbon on 6 May 2016 presented a detailed report on activities of the organization, the President and members of the Executive Committee in the period: May 2015 – May 2016.

You may ready the report HERE.

University of Indonesia Sustainability Ranking

(Indonesia, 27th of April 2016) More than 26 universities from 16 countries top officials gathered in Jakarta Indonesia, on April 21st 2016 to present their achievements in providing World Class University Infrastructure and in fostering sustainable culture. Universitas Indonesia (UI), as the initiator of the first university ranking in the world hosted this second International Workshop on UI GreenMetric entitled ‎“Fostering Sustainable Culture in Global Universities” (http://iwgm.ui.ac.id). University of Indonesia is an IREG Member since 2012.

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