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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