Ranking News

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.

IREG Initiatives

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.


News from IREG Members

Ranking conference in Warsaw

Polish universities feel, they deserve a better place in international rankings. To discuss what can and should be done to improve the quality of research, rectors of best universities in the country gathered 1-2 December in Warsaw at the conference “Polish Universities in International Perspective – Rankings and Strategic Management of University” organized by Perspektywy Education Foundation jointly with the Conference of Rectors (CRASP) and Polish Accreditation Commission (PAC).

Conference on Universities’ Reputation

Spanish Universidad de Navarra organizes the International Conference BUILDING UNIVERSITIES' REPUTATION Understanding the Student Perspective – Key to a Reputation Strategy, Pamplona, Spain 30-31 March 2017. www.unav.edu/bur

Report on Activities of IREG Observatory 2015-1016

Dr. Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence at the General Assembly held in Lisbon on 6 May 2016 presented a detailed report on activities of the organization, the President and members of the Executive Committee in the period: May 2015 – May 2016.

You may ready the report HERE.

University of Indonesia Sustainability Ranking

(Indonesia, 27th of April 2016) More than 26 universities from 16 countries top officials gathered in Jakarta Indonesia, on April 21st 2016 to present their achievements in providing World Class University Infrastructure and in fostering sustainable culture. Universitas Indonesia (UI), as the initiator of the first university ranking in the world hosted this second International Workshop on UI GreenMetric entitled ‎“Fostering Sustainable Culture in Global Universities” (http://iwgm.ui.ac.id). University of Indonesia is an IREG Member since 2012.

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