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24 February 2015

Times Higher Education (THE) has unveiled a ranking of 30 MENA (Middle East and North Africa) universities at the MENA Universities Summit in Doha, Qatar. The ranking contains a single indicator, research impact, which is measured by field normalised citations of papers in the Scopus database. In addition, data on the number of publications over a five year period is provided although they are not used for ranking. THE describes the ranking as “a snapshot of what a new ranking of universities in the Middle East and North Africa could look like.”

24 February 2015

The number of international students in England has recovered since 2013. An important part of this development is the growing number of Chinese postgraduate students at English universities. According to an article by Chris Havergal in Times Higher Education, they are mainly concentrated in full-time taught master’s courses where international students now outnumber those from the UK. Of these, students from China now account for a quarter of new students and are almost equal to the number of home students. The article is based on a report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), Global Demand for English Higher Education: Latest Shifts and Trend.

20 February 2015

Analysts uncovered amazing patterns in the way scientists’ names correlate with whom they publish, and who they cite in their papers - not just in case of a particular country, but globally. Tania Vichnevskaia of the French National Institute for Health (INSERM) presented the paper ‘Applying onomastics to scientometrics‘ at IREG International symposium 2015 organised by University of Maribor and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

20 February 2015

The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education has released a 45 year trend report that examines equity issues in American tertiary education. Among its highlights is an analysis of the low number, relative to other countries, of US students attending and graduating from colleges and universities.

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