18 February 2018
Over the last few years, Russia has been concerned about the quality of its universities. The country has taken a keen interest in established global rankings and has started the 5 TOP 100 project to get five universities into the world’s top 100 universities. In addition, two new global rankings based in Russia, Round University Ranking and the Three Missions University Rankings, have appeared.
14 February 2018
India has been concerned about the quality of its colleges and universities for some time. Although a few institutions have had some modest success in global and regional rankings, the country’s higher education system has failed to be competitive internationally, especially with Mainland and Greater China.
08 February 2018
The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian university rankings has just been published. This uses the same thirteen indicators as THE’s World University Rankings but they have been recalibrated to take account of regional priorities. The weighting for research and teaching reputation has been reduced and that for research income, research productivity, and research income from industry has been increased.
02 February 2018
The Financial Times has issued the latest edition of its Global MBA Rankings. The USA continues to dominate the upper levels of the rankings although some Asian schools have made steady progress over the last two years. Data was collected for 155 schools that met minimum requirements for accreditation and the number of survey responses and 101 of these were included in the published rankings.
30 January 2018
Nature Index has just published an article by Dalmeet Singh Chawla showing the remarkable citations record of Switzerland. The country contributed three times the number of papers to the top 1% of highly cited papers than would be expected from a country of that size.
25 January 2018
The Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) is published by the Cybermetrics Lab, part of the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and ranks over 27,000 universities. It has evolved to become a ranking based on web activity and research quality. Ranking is based on four indicators: presence, visibility, transparency and excellence.
18 January 2018
The latest edition of the ranking of Chilean universities by Gea Universitas and the newspaper El Mercurio was published on 21 December. Altogether 46 institutions were ranked.
18 January 2018
The latest Bloomberg innovation index covering fifty countries has just been published, bringing more bad news for the United States.
16 January 2018
The UniRank university rankings (formerly 4icu) receive little attention from students or administrators at the world’s elite universities. They do, however, provide some sort of comparison for those universities outside the top 500 or 1,000 and they are often used to construct local tables for countries in the Middle East and Africa.
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