24 June 2017
The publication of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating in the UK has caused surprise and consternation in many universities and higher education providers.
The exercise was carried out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England although it did include some universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Participation was voluntary although the results will be used to decide whether providers can raise their tuition fees. Results were benchmarked against the characteristics of the student intake.
The General Assembly of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence voted unanimously to admit five new members.
IREG Observatory congratulates and welcomes the new members.
19 June 2017
The Global Innovation Index is published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD (European institute of Business Administration) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The index is based on 81 separate indicators relevant to innovation including political environment, education and infrastructure. This year the index was dominated by European countries who took eight out of the top ten places. However, some Asian countries suchas Singapore in seventh place, South Korea in eleventh, Japan in 16th and China in 25th also did well.
16 June 2016
The results of 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) reputation survey have just been released. The surveyis based solely on responses from researchers included in the Scopus database who were asked about research and postgraduate teaching. It was distributed between January and March of this year and altogether there were 10,566 responses. The results will be included in the 2017-18 THE World University Rankings later this year after standardisation.
University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Krakow are the winners in the Perspektywy University Ranking 2017. They took ex-equo the first place in the ranking. Warsaw University of Technology is the third. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Wrocław University of Technology were ex-equo fourth. Amog the private schools Kozminski University defended the title of the best private university in Poland, SWPS University of Social Sciences was second and Lazarski University was third.
13 June 2017
The Nature Index is based on a list of 68 of high impact international research journals that is updated monthly. It is therefore a relevant and timely assessment of performance at the highest levels of research.
This year's annual university ranking "Top 200 Ukraine" was established eleventh time in a row. It has become a recognized system of independent evaluation of universities for the academic community, employers and Ukrainian society. During the last decade "Top 200 Ukraine" stimulated healthy competition among national universities in accordance with the main criteria of evaluation of their performance.
As reported earlier (on 4 November 2016), at the initiative of the Russian Union of Rectors, the Russian Association of Rating Makers (ARM) under the leadership of Dmitry Grishankov, have been working on a new international university ranking called Moscow International "The Three University Missions" Ranking
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.
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