16 January 2018
The UniRank university rankings (formerly 4icu) receive little attention from students or administrators at the world’s elite universities. They do, however, provide some sort of comparison for those universities outside the top 500 or 1,000 and they are often used to construct local tables for countries in the Middle East and Africa.
11 January 2018
An article by Su Xinqi in the South China Morning Post(SCMP) reports that the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is no longer the university most favoured by local public opinion.The ranking is one of four produced by a website operated by the Hong Kong Institute of Technology in cooperation with the Public Opinion Programme of HKU.
09 January 2018
The US News & world Report has released the 2018 edition of its Best Online Programs Rankings. There are tables for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and several Online Graduate Programs, including MBA, Business non-MBA, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Education and Nursing.
03 January 2018
The website THEBESTSCHOOLS has published a list of the world’s richest universities, measured by financial endowment. Unsurprisingly, first place goes to Harvard with a total endowment of $34.5 billion and an annual research budget of $1.01 billion. The table is dominated by American institutions but several places from outside the USA make it into the top 100. The most remarkable of these is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Thuwai, Saudi Arabia, in sixth place with an endowment of $20 billion in 2015.
24 December 2017
The US business publisher,Kiplinger,has published its Best College Values rankings. These are based on the economic value of a college education and include the criteria of quality (55%) and cost (45%).
The methodology comprises these indicators: admission rates and yield, standardised test scores, four-year graduation rates, freshmen retention, students per faculty, total cost, including in-state and out-of-state, financial aid, average debt on graduation, and salary ten years after admission.
19 December 2017
The latest GreenMetric ranking from Universitas Indonesia has just been announced with Wageningen University and Research Centre taking the lead from the University of California Davis.
Higher education in the United Arab Emirates has expanded rapidly since the founding of the United Arab Emirates University in 1976. There are now over one hundred institutions of higher education with about 140,000 students. Three universities are now ranked in the world’s top 500 by QS and one by Times Higher Education. The Emirates also host branch campuses of famous schools such as New York University, Curtin University, the London Business School, and the Sorbonne.
11 December 2017
The pilot version of the Three Missions University Ranking, also known as the Moscow International University Ranking, is a project sponsored by the Russian Union of Rectors and run by the Association of Rating Makers, which includes Expert RA, VCIOM, Reputatsiya and others. Ranking initiative has been supported by leading universities of Russia, China, India, Iran, Japan, and Turkey. The methodology has been developed following an extensive public consultations including some 25 ranking experts from 12 countries (from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America). It is supported by data provided by Clarivate Analytics from InCites and the Global Institutional Profiles Project.
The second seminar of the IREG Engineering Ranking Group organized by IREG Observatory and hosted by the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) took place in Moscow, 30 November - 1 December 2017 (the Group met first in Bremen, Germany in May 2017). The aim of the Seminar was to identify relevant indicators for engineering programs that will allow systematic comparison across universities offering engineering programs at both national and international levels.
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 "IREG Inventory of International Rankings" is to collect and make available on the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence 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.
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