Bologna, Italy, IREG 2019 Conference: Rankings: A Challenge to Higher Education? (organized by University of Bologna and IREG Observatory)

Hasselt, Belgium, 2018, IREG-9 Conference: Ranking and Accreditation - two roads to the same goal? (organized by Hasselt University and IREG Observatory)

Doha, Qatar, 2017, IREG Forum: Excellence as the University Driving Force (organized by Qatar University and IREG Observatory)

Lisbon, Portugal, 2016, IREG-8 Conference: University Rankings and International Academic Relations - a Bridging Tool or a Hindrance? (organized by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and IREG Observatory)

Aalborg, Denmark, 2015, IREG Forum: Rankings by Subject – Inclusive Approach to University Performance (organized by Aalborg University and IREG Observatory)

London, 2014, IREG-7 Conference Employability and Academic Rankings – Reflections and Impacts, (organized by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and IREG Observatory, London, United Kingom -14-16 May 2014)

Warsaw, 2013, IREG Forum on Ranking Methodologies (Organized by IREG Observatory and Perspektywy Education Foundation – 16-17 May 2013)

Taipei, 2012, IREG-6 Conference Academic Rankings and Advancement of Higher Education: Lessons from Asia and other Regions (organized by IREG Observatory and Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan HEEACT).

Bratislava, 2011, IREG Forum on National Rankings (organized by IREG Observatory in collaboration with ARRA - Slovak Academic Ranking and Rating Agency).

Maribor, 2010, Academicus Event Mapping of Academic Excellence in the Context of Quality Assurance (organized by University of Maribor in collaboration with IREG Observatory).

Berlin, 2010, IREG-5 Conference Academic Rankings: From Popularity to Reliability and Relevance (organized by IREG Observatory and CHE-Centre for Higher Education Development with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Higher Education).

Warsaw, 2010, 1st General Assembly of IREG Observatory and a round table debate on: What should be done to improve standing of humanities and social sciences in academic rankings?

Brussels, 2009, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence established and registered in Brussels under the Belgian law as an international association not-for-profit.

Astana, 2009, IREG-4 Conference International and National Academic Ranking: Commonalities and Differences (organized with the support of UNESCO-CEPES and the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan).

Warsaw, 2008, International Education Conference – Special Session on Rankings (following the session members of IREG group met to initiated a procedure leading to creation of an international organization)

Shanghai, 2007, IREG-3 Conference (organized with the support of UNESCO-CEPES and Jiao Tong University)

Berlin, 2006, IREG-2 Conference (organized with the support of UNESCO-CEPES and the CHE-Centre of Higher Education Development). The Conference adopted The Berlin Principles on Ranking of Higher Education Institutions.

Washington DC, 2004, IREG-1 Conference (organized with the support of UNECSO-CEPES and the Institute for Higher Education Policy)

Warsaw, 2002, IREG-0 Conference International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) emerged as a joint initiative of the UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES) and a group of international ranking experts concerned with the quality of academic ranking.

News from IREG Members

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."

The 4th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM)

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is pleased to hold The 4th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM) in collaboration with Universitas Diponegoro on 8-10 April 2018. The venue for the event will be in Universitas Diponegoro, Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia.

This year’s International Workshop on UI GreenMetric will address the theme of “Universities, Impacts and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” and provide the forum to share the best practices in creating a sustainable condition in universities. The attendees will be senior officers (rectors, vice-rectors, sustainability directors, deans, directors, respectful professors) from participating universities which have shown outstanding performance in 2018 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, environment experts, student leaders and other participants The workshop is expected to offer a platform for exchanging information and cooperation in dealing with sustainability issues.

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