Ranking News

18 July 2018

The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has just published its 2018 subject rankings. These cover 22 subjects in engineering, 14 in the social sciences, eight in the natural sciences, six in the medical sciences and four in the life sciences. There are none in the arts and humanities.

14 July 2018

The Global Innovation Index 2018 report is produced by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cornell University, and INSEAD, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry, PwC Strategy&, the National Confederation of Industry Brazil, and the Brazilian Micro and Small Industry Support Service.

11 July 2018

Times Higher Education have published their European Teaching Rankings which are similar to their earlier league tables for the USA and Japan. There are four pillars, Engagement, Resources, Outcomes, and Environment.

06 July 2018

The website THEBESTSCHOOLS has published a global ranking of 100 universities based on the international academic influence of faculty and alumni. It claims that “if you are looking for a ranking with a focus on academic prestige, scholarly excellence, and sheer intellectual horsepower, then this is the ranking you want.”

02 July 2018

Since 1999 Top 500 has published lists of the world’s most powerful computers. In the first list, published in June 1993, the US dominated with Japan in second place followed by Germany, the UK and France. There were no mainland Chinese computers in the top 500 until November 1999.

24 June 2018

The latest edition of the U-Ranking of Spanish universities has just been published. This is a joint initiative of the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie), in collaboration with Alianza 4 Universidades (IUNE Group).

20 June 2018

The Nature Index analyses the performance of institutions and countries in producing research in the natural sciences at the highest level. It is derived from a database compiled by Nature Research of research articles in 82 highly reputed science journals. It is updated every month and country and institutional tables are published each year. The journals are chosen by two independent panels, for the physical sciences and the life sciences, headed by John Morton of University College London and Tracey Chapman of the University of East Anglia. The latest tables were published last week.

This year two universities -  Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University and National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" shared the first place. The high demand for graduates of these universities on the labor market, both in Ukraine and abroad, reflects the quality of teaching and continuous introduction of new innovative approaches in the educational process and research.

14 June 2018

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings started in 2004. There have been several methodological tweaks, but the number and weighting of the indicators has remained unchanged since 2005. There are six indicators: academic survey (40% weighting), employer survey (10%), faculty student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (10%), international faculty (5%), and international students (5%). In the top twenty there are eleven US and five British universities. Asia is also well represented with the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Tsinghua University, China, in 11th, 12th and 17th places respectively. The best European institution is Switzerland’s ETH Zurich.

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News from IREG Members

7th Russian University Ranking by RAEX

The RAEX Rating Agency presented its the 7th annual ranking of the Russian results on the Global Competitiveness Forum in Moscow. The RAEX ranking is based on 45 indicators and survey results among 30,000 respondents: academics, students, alumni, and employers.

The top three universities: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), continue to maintain their positions for the fourth year in a row’, notes Alexey Khodyrev, Executive Director of University Rankings at the RAEX Rating Agency.

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.

ESCP Honorary doctorate for Prof. Andrzej Kozminski

Prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski, President of Kozminski University has been awarded an honorary doctorate by ESCP Europe, the oldest business school in Europe. The ceremony took place on Dec 8, 2017, at Palais des Congrès in Paris, during the graduation ceremony of the Class 2017 at ESCP Europe in the presence of many distinguished guests, including Tomasz Mlynarski, Polish ambassador to France.

Prof. Kozminski is an economist, sociologist, and the best-known management scholar in Poland. His academic credentials are best described by the following numbers: 4681 quotations, and Hirsch index of 27. In 1993 he established Kozminski University, and served as its rector (1993-2011), and since 2011 he’s been the president of the university.


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