20 April 2018
Peer review is an essential part of the research process but one that has so far not been acknowledged by ranking groups. Publons is a database and website that tracks peer reviews and editorial contributions. Currently the database includes more than 340,000 researchers and more than 1.8 million reviews.
18 April 2018
The Indian Ministry of Human Resource development has announced the publication of the latest edition of its national university rankings through the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
11 April 2018
The RUR university ranking is produced by the RUR Rankings Agency founded in 2013 and based in Moscow. The rankings cover 20 indicators grouped in four clusters: Research, Teaching, Financial Sustainability and International Diversity.
09 April 2018
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has published national university rankings since 2013. These have attracted some criticism and there has also been concern about the poor performance of Pakistani universities in most international rankings. Rankings were produced in 2013, 2015 and 2016 based on data that was two or three years old.
04 April 2018
Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) is an international project to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. It is responsible for the maintenance of IDEAS, a database of papers, articles, preprints and other documents and software. IDEAS publishes several rankings of authors and institutions classified by field, country and region. The are several sub-rankings such as women and young economists.
30 March 2018
Times Higher Education (THE) has published the second edition of its Japan University Rankings. In joint first place are Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo while some less well-known institutions such as Akita International University, the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business have performed well in the Environment group of indicators.
The methodology is based on five “pillars”: Resources, Engagement, Outcomes and Environment.
25 March 2018
A new higher education rating system for India has just been announced. The QS I-GAUGE is a joint venture of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the ERA Foundation, Benguluru. It is currently in the pilot stage and is based on the QS Stars international audit system.
One of the greatest misapprehensions about rankings –wrote Alex Usher – is that rankers are “just doing it for the money”. For the most part, this is wrong. It’s really hard to make money at rankings. Not surprisingly, only about half of all rankings are done for commercial reasons.Bottom line: very few rankings make money on their own through advertising revenues; for the most part they act as loss leaders for other products- “The Economics of Rankings” by Alex Usher was published by the Canadian Higher Education Strategy Associates late in 2017 but its conclusions are still valid.
21 March 2018
The US News has just published its 2019 rankings of US graduate programmes in six disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing. More rankings of doctoral programmes in fields such as biological sciences, chemistry and computer science will follow later in the year.
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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