9 August 2018
The Taiwanese higher education system has been flourishing for the last few years. In the 2017 Shanghai rankings there were seven Taiwanese universities in the top 500 and 12 in the top 500 of the 2018 Round University Rankings where the National Taiwan university reached 112th place.
28 July 2018
The new edition of the Ranking Web of Universities or Webometrics has been just published. The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain has published Webometrics ranking since 2004.
This ranking is updated twice a year and includes more universities than any other global ranking. In this year’s ranking over 28,000 universities are listed.
28 July 2018
The Indian government has revealed the names of six Institutions of Eminence that will be groomed to achieve world class university status. Originally it was intended to select 20 institutions that would receive “virtually full autonomy”. It is, however, possible that more will be chosen later. The objective is to get into the top 100 of the global rankings.
25 July 2018
The Ministry of Higher Education of Uzbekistan has announced the publication of a ranking of state funded higher education institutions prepared by the State Inspectorate for Quality Supervision of Education and the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education. Branch campuses of international universities were not included.
In his latest article for University World News Mr. Richard Holmes tried to answer the question how should rankings assess teaching and learning. The author analysed different rankings and their impact on the learning process. According to Richard Holmes, the ranking that currently does the most to assess teaching and learning is U-Multirank. The article also addressed the issue of pillars and weightings for teaching-oriented rankings. Mr. Richard Holmes comes to the conclusion that the ranking of universities for teaching and learning is still very much unmapped territory.
21 July 2018āā
Times Higher Education (THE) have just published the latest edition of their Latin American University Rankings.
The methodology is based on the indicators used in THE’s world rankings with adjustments to the weightings to reflect regional priorities. The weighting for citations has been reduced from 30% to 20%, and that for doctorates per academic staff from 6% to 5%. The weightings for staff to student ratio, doctorate to bachelor’s ratio, institutional income, and research productivity have been increased.
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.
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