Ranking News

11 November 2011

The Business of Fashion online magazine has produced its latest ranking of fashion schools. There are now three categories, Undergraduate Fashion, Graduate Fashion, and Graduate Business. The indicators are divided into three groups: global Influence, learning experience and long-term value.

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 08 November 2011

The seventh World-Class Universities conference sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong  University opened on Tuesday November 7th. The conference has become one of the key events of the international ranking calendar. This year’s theme is Towards a Global Common Good and Seeking National and Institutional Contributions.

01 November 2017

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) has been published since 2010 by the Informatics Institute at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. It includes six indicators that measure research output and quality.

31 October 2017

The Russian 5-100 Academic Excellence Project is currently being reviewed. The object of this programme was to get five Russian universities into the top 100 of the global rankings.

24 October 2017

The US News has long been famous for its rankings of America’s Best Colleges and has recently embarked on the ranking of global universities.

19 October 2017

The Center for World University Rankings, formerly based in Jeddah but now in the United Arab Emirates, has released its latest global rankings.

The methodology is quite distinctive. There are eight indicators that claim to measure the quality of education and training and the prestige of faculty members.

18 October 2017

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has just announced the latest edition of their suite of regional rankings for Asia, Latin America, the Arab region and EECA (Emerging Europe and central Asia. The data are derived from the QS world rankings but with a different methodology in each case. In all four rankings the weighting for academic reputation is 30%, compared to 40% in the world rankings, and for employer reputation 20%, compared to 10% in the world rankings.

13 October 2017

The Canadian magazine, MacLean’s, has just published the 2018 edition of its national university rankings. There are three main categories, medical/doctoral, comprehensive and primarily undergraduate universities. McGill, Simon Fraser and Mount Allison Top the Lists.

The General Assembly of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence voted to admit five new members.

  • Beijing University of Technology (Beijing, China) Beijing University of Technology, also called Beijing Polytechnic University or Bei Gong Da, is recognized as one of the Project 211 universities.
  • University of Medecine and Pharmacy (Tîrgu Mureș, Romania) is a public university in Târgu Mureș, founded in 1945. The university is one of the 6 traditional medical schools in Romania.

IREG Observatory congratulates and welcomes the new members.

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

The worldwide ranking UI GreenMetric Workshop in Bologna

This Bologna workshop is aimed to highlight the commitment of Italian universities towards a sustainable 360° approach. UI GM Chairperson, Riri Fitri Sari, will showcase the ranking’s structure and indicators in details. Italian participants are warmly invited to ask questions and raise issues concerning the specificity of the Italian universities to fit into the UI GreenMetric ranking. The Alma Mater Studiorum assumes the role of National Network Hub for UI GM in the framework of this event that will also host experts from RUS (Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile).

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.

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