Ranking News

26 May 2017

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is sponsored by IBM and began in 1970 when it was known as the Annual Texas Collegiate Programming Championship. The current format is teams composed of three university students competing to solve a number of programming problems. The finals were held in Grand Rapid, South Dakota, USA, between the 20th and the 26th of May. The championship is considered an important measure of the development of computing skills in internationally competitive universities.

Universities from Russia, Poland, China, and South Kore did well. The best performance from an American university was by MIT in 20th place.

23 May 2017

The 2018 edition of the Guardian University League Tables has been published. These rankings of British universities are distinctive in that they do not contain any assessment of research output or quality and are concerned with metrics that relate to the experience and outcomes of undergraduate students.

The indicators are student satisfaction with courses, satisfaction with teaching, satisfaction with feedback, student to staff ratio, expenditure per student, secondary exam scores, value added, and employment six months after graduation.

23 May 2017

Ranking of Engineering Studies Perspektywy 2017 presents best engineering universities in Poland that bestow the titles of engineer and master of science in engineering. 21 most popular technical disciplines were evaluated. The ranking presents 311 best programs of studies conducted at 288 faculties in 26 Polish academic institutions.

Deans of the best departments of engineering and technology in Poland.

22 May 2017

The IREG Engineering Working Group consisting of academics and representatives rankers, industry, employers, professional associations and accrediting organizations met for a kick-off seminar at the University of Bremen on 15 May 2017 to discuss the future development of rankings in the field of engineering. The Group was set up by IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence with the task of preparing a set of indicators for rankings of engineering disciplines.

Participants of the meeting (from left to right): Lothar Kroll, Dirk Bochar, Mikhail Zgurovsky, Oleg Nagornov, Waldemar Siwinski, Anja Bochman, Axel Herrmann, Michal Kleiber, Perit Cakir, Sergey Kireev, Bernard Remaud, Marek Tukiendorf, Christian Floeter.

18 May 2017

The Leiden Ranking is published by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands and is based entirely on data provided by the Web of Science now run by Clarivate Analytics. The ranking is highly distinctive as it does not provide a single composite score. Instead it allows users to create their own rankings by setting their own parameters.It is possible to change the settings for time period, field, minimum number of publications, and fractional or non-fractional counting.

16 May 2017

Times Higher Education (THE) has issued a “snapshot” ranking of 28 Arab universities. This is extracted from the 2016-2017 World University Rankings and all universities are located in countries that are members of the Arab League. The methodology is identical to that of the world rankings of last year. There are five indicators or groups of indicators: Teaching (30%), Research (30%), Research Impact measured by field-normalised citations (30%), International Orientation (7.5%) and Income from Industry (2.5%).

11 May 2017

Reuters have released the second edition of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities, a ranking of universities that have made the most significant contribution to scientific and technological development. The data is provided to Reuters from Clarivate analytics from InCites, Web of Science, Derwent Innovations Index, Derwent World Patents Index, and the Patents Citation Index.

The leading universities are overwhelmingly Western European with the largest number in the top 100 in Germany (23), the United Kingdom (17), France (17), Spain (11) and the Netherlands (8). The other countries included are Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Austria.

08 May 2017

Universitas 21 is an international organisation of 25 research orientated universities whose members include Fudan university, the University of Queensland, the University of Johannesburg, University College Dublin, the University of Maryland and Tecnológico de Monterrey. This is a ranking of higher education systems. There are four groups of indicators: Resources, Environment, Connectivity and Output.

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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