Ranking News

18 July 2019

In the Times Higher Education(THE) University Reputation rankings There are few surprises. At the top there are six American and British universities with outstanding reputations: they are in descending order, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of California Berkeley. The rankings are based on a survey administered by Elsevier that was sent to researchers with publications in the Scopus database.

16 July 2019

Universities in Taiwan have excelled in teaching and research although in recent years they have fallen behind some of the major universities on the mainland. Recently, Global Views Monthly, a local business magazine in Taiwan, and the scientific and academic data company Elsevier announced a three-year plan to rank Taiwanese universities. There will be six criteria: Research achievement, Teaching performance, Internationalization, Academic-Industry Collaboration, Societal impact, Financial impact. Data will be drawn from the Scopus research database and from SciVal Analytics.

The results of 2019 Perspektywy University Ranking were announced in Warsaw, Poland in the presence of many rectors and deans as well as representatives of the government and the parliament. Prof. Andrzej Stanisławek, secretary of state at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education speaking at the gala said: Thanks to the improved methodology of university classification as well as individual fields of study, the ranking is an important source of information for candidates for studies. It also makes it possible to compare practically all institutions – since the ranking includes the vast majority of Polish universities. Waldemar Siwinski, president of the Perspektywy Education Foundation and initiator of education rankings in Poland, recalled the beginning of rankings (inaugurated in 2000) and emphasized the transparency of the Perspektywy University Ranking, as well as an exceptionally large number of  indicators (29) it uses.

In 2019 ranking University of Warsaw came first followed closely by Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The full ranking results are here

10 July 20

Times Higher Education (THE) has produced rankings that attempt to assess teaching and learning rather than emphasising research. The latest edition of the European rankings is dominated by British universities with Oxford in first place followed by Cambridge. Of the top 21 universities, 17 are located in the UK. The best performing non-UK university is the University of Navarra in Spain in third place.

04 July 2019

The growth of branch campuses throughout the world has made their evaluation and accreditation increasingly important.

01 July 2019

The latest edition of Reuters’ Asia Pacific Most Innovative Universities is dominated by South Korea. First on this year’s list of 75 universities is Seoul National University, followed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).

The Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) has developed an effective system of rating studies of education programs by areas and levels of training, which has been successfully used since 2014 in assessing the quality of higher and postgraduate education. The IAAR rating is considered as a tool for assessing the HEI’s performance, its ability to satisfy state demand, and at the institutional level it is viewed as an opportunity to improve quality management, academic services monitoring, recognition of programs and competitiveness of the teaching staff.

28 June 2019

Subject rankings have become increasingly influential in influential in recent years. It is likely that they provide useful information for students and other stakeholders.

24 June 2019

Nature Index is a ranking of institutions and countries based on their publications in a limited number of highly selected journals in the natural sciences. It is therefore a reliable guide to changes in the quality of research. The USA continues to hold the lead but China is catching up rapidly. Since 2017 the US score has fallen by 3.4% while that of China has risen by 17.0%.  Western European countries have not fared well with France, Germany, the UK and Switzerland all showing a decline as have India and Japan. In contrast, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Iran and South Africa have made significant improvements.


IREG Initiatives

The purpose of "IREG Inventory of International Rankings" is to collect and make available on the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence website information on the current state and scope of this important group of rankings.


National and international academic rankings play ever increasing role as a barometer of quality of higher education institutions. The purpose of "IREG Inventory of National Rankings" is to collect and make available on the IREG Observatory website information on the current state and scope of this important group of rankings.


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.


The purpose of the IREG Ranking Audit, conducted by independent experts, is to verify and attest that ranking under review is done professionally, with a transparent methodology, observes good practices and responds to a need for relevant information of various stakeholders, in particular students, higher education institutions, employers and policy makers.


The purpose of the IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings is to provide recommendations for appropriate interpretations, uses and applications of rankings by potential interested parties, including students and parents, institutions of higher education, policymakers, quality assurance and funding organizations, employers and the media. Specific recommendations have been formulated for each group of stakeholders.


News from IREG Members

Building university visibility - Ranking conference in Poland

„Perspektywy” Education Foundation in close cooperation with the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and the Polish Accreditation Commission organized a conference “Polish Universities in International Perspective - Rankings and Strategic Management of a University”. The third conference under the same title was held in Warsaw on 3rd and 4th December 2018.

Moscow Third University Mission Conference

"The Third University Mission" international conference, dedicated to the cooperation between universities and society  attended by over 260 delegates from 23 countries was held in Moscow November 30 and December 1. The conference was timed to the release of the new issue of Moscow International University Ranking "The Three University Missions". The conference was chaired by Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of the Lomonosov University and Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President of IREG Observatory on Academic Rankings and Excellence. "The Moscow Ranking opens a new generation of academic rankings", said Luiz Claudio Costa, President of IREG Observatory, honorary guest of the Conference.  "Almost all of the existing rankings are based mainly on indicators of research and institutional reputation. It is time for a new generation of rankings that try to look more closely to the link between university and society."

The 4th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM)

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is pleased to hold The 4th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM) in collaboration with Universitas Diponegoro on 8-10 April 2018. The venue for the event will be in Universitas Diponegoro, Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia.

This year’s International Workshop on UI GreenMetric will address the theme of “Universities, Impacts and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” and provide the forum to share the best practices in creating a sustainable condition in universities. The attendees will be senior officers (rectors, vice-rectors, sustainability directors, deans, directors, respectful professors) from participating universities which have shown outstanding performance in 2018 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, environment experts, student leaders and other participants The workshop is expected to offer a platform for exchanging information and cooperation in dealing with sustainability issues.

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