18 January 2017
The Bloomberg Innovation Index by country includes seven indicators: Research and development intensity, Manufacturing value added, Productivity, High-tech density, Postsecondary education. Researcher concentration and Patent activity.
The General Assembly of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence voted unanimously to admit the new member. ASE Bucuresti -The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania) - the prestigious economic higher education institution in Romania, established by the Royal Decree in 1913
IREG Observatory congratulates and welcomes its new member.
15 January 2017
Political and academic leaders in the Kingdom of Jordan have become increasingly concerned about the poor showing of the country’s universities in international rankings.
10 January 2017
An article by Wagdy Sawahel in Arabia Higher Education discusses growing concerns about the quality of university education in North Africa and the employability of graduates. Unemployment is rife throughout the region, reaching its peak in Egypt where over a third of university graduates are jobless.
04 January 2017
The UI GreenMetric ranking, which has been produced by Universitas Indonesia since 2010, is based on commitment to environmental sustainability. The latest results were announced on December 29th. The criteria for this ranking relate to environmental issues such as green space, electricity consumption, transportation, water and waste management, infrastructure, energy and climate change. The weighting for the indicator groups is as follows: Green Statistics (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste Management (18%), Water Usage (10%), Transportation (18%), and Education (18%).
27 December 2017
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) of the United Kingdom has produced a report that examines the role and structure of international university rankings.
18 December 2016
A report by Clarivate Analytics, the former business group of Thomson Reuters, analyses the research output from 2006 to 2016 of 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stretching from Morocco to Pakistan.The most productive country was Turkey with a total of 277, 781 publications in the Web of Science database, followed by Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The amount of research in other countries was very low and several countries such as Libya, Syria, Iraq and Bahrain were not included in the survey. The list of top ten universities included four from Iran, three from Turkey, two from Saudi Arabia and one from Egypt.
12 December 2016
The HackerRank website has announced a global ranking of educational institutions according to the coding ability of their students. It has organized a University Rankings Competition with 5,500 students from 126 institutions. Universities are ranked according to the number of participants and their scores.
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.
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.
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.
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