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15 September 2019

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is produced by the Informatics Institute at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. The Institute publishes world rankings every year and has recently released field rankings. The field rankings show that US dominance of research is fading and that China has taken the lead in engineering and related subjects. Altogether US Universities hold first place for 21 fields, China for 18, the Netherlands for nine, and the UK for five. Singapore, Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, Switzerland and Malaysia are also represented at the top of at least one discipline.

13 September 2019

PitchBook is a software and data company that provides information about public and private capital. It produces rankings of universities whose graduates have founded companies and obtained venture capital between 2006 and August 2019. It is therefore a measure of the ability of universities to incubate entrepreneurial talent.The top undergraduate programme is Stanford with 1,288 founders and 1,114 companies including Snap, DoorDash, Opendoor, Robinhood and Solyndra. The top MBA programme is Harvard. Stanford and Harvard are also thetop universities for female founders.

10 September 2019

The European Research ranking is based on information provided by the European Commission. The 2018 ranking has just been published after a delay for technical reasons. The ranking measures the research funding and networking of European universities and research centres. There are three indicators: funding and project participation performance, network activity and alliances, and diversity of research areas.

05 September 2019

The Washington Monthly has published the latest edition of its student-centred College Guide and Rankings. The methodology of these rankings of US colleges and universities feature ssocial mobility, research performance, and community and national service. These three criteria are given equal weighting.

03 September 2019

Nature and Science are considered the two most prestigious scientific journals. Their importance is indicated by their weighting of 20 per cent in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. Nature Index has published an article by Gemma Conroy and Bec Crew that highlights the top ten institutions that contributed to these two journals during 2018. First place goes to Harvard with a total article count of 210 or a fractional count of 70.67, followed by Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Max Planck Society and the University of California Berkeley. The data is derived from the annual tables for 2019.

28 August 2019

PIE News has an article by Callan Quinn reporting on the current status of the Russian 5 Top 100 academic excellence project. This is an effort to get five Russian universities into the top 100 universities as ranked by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings or the Times Higher Education(THE) World University Rankings. The article notes that Russian universities have become more globally competitive, developing joint programmes and attracting more students.

24 August 2019

The Indonesian Research, Technology and has announced new university rankings. This comes at a time of growing concern about the poor quality of the country’s universities and their lacklustre performance in the global rankings. There have been proposals to recruit international academics to lead Indonesian universities in the hope that this will lead to higher standards. The new rankings classify 2,141 non-vocational higher education institutions in five clusters. It is noticeable that the leading universities are mainly found in Java and Sumatra and few in the eastern regions such as Bali, Sulawesi and Irian jaya. Of the thirteen universities in the first cluster, ten are located in Java, two in Sumatra and only one in Eastern Indonesia.

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Kozminski University is a partner of the international conference ERC

Kozminski University is a partner of the international conference ERC at Technical University in Kielce. European Rover Challenge is one of the biggest international space and robotics event in the world. ERC gathers not only specialists in planetary robotics and Mars rovers designers but also representatives of science and business, the new-tech sector and the general public interested in the development of science and new technologies.

Building university visibility - Ranking conference in Poland

„Perspektywy” Education Foundation in close cooperation with the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and the Polish Accreditation Commission organized a conference “Polish Universities in International Perspective - Rankings and Strategic Management of a University”. The third conference under the same title was held in Warsaw on 3rd and 4th December 2018.

Moscow Third University Mission Conference

"The Third University Mission" international conference, dedicated to the cooperation between universities and society  attended by over 260 delegates from 23 countries was held in Moscow November 30 and December 1. The conference was timed to the release of the new issue of Moscow International University Ranking "The Three University Missions". The conference was chaired by Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of the Lomonosov University and Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President of IREG Observatory on Academic Rankings and Excellence. "The Moscow Ranking opens a new generation of academic rankings", said Luiz Claudio Costa, President of IREG Observatory, honorary guest of the Conference.  "Almost all of the existing rankings are based mainly on indicators of research and institutional reputation. It is time for a new generation of rankings that try to look more closely to the link between university and society."


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