Jan Sadlak


Jan Sadlak is internationally recognized and highly cited expert in higher education policy, governance and management at the system and institutional level [H-index – 12]. His research interests and publications cover such topics as processes of reform and transformation in higher education and science policy, organization of doctoral studies and qualifications, private higher education, world-class university, quality assurance and academic ranking as well as ethical dimension of higher education and academic values. He is [or has been] a member of the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field of higher education, science and social policy as well as international relations.

Gero Federkeil

Vice President

Gero Federkeil, Manager in Charge of Rankings, CHE-Centre for Educational Development. His main fields of work are ranking, evaluation, quality management and performance indicators.

Nian Cai LIU

Vice President

Professor Nian Cai LIU took his undergraduate study in chemistry at Lanzhou University of China. He obtained his doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.

Waldemar Siwinski

Vice President

Waldemar Siwinski, founder and president of the Polish Education Foundation “Perspektywy”. WS has considerable experience as author of professional rankings. He prepared over 40 rankings of universities, business schools and secondary schools in Poland.

Robert James Morse

Executive Committee Member

Robert Morse is the Director of Data Research for U.S. News & World Report. He is in charge of producing the America's Best Colleges, the America's Best Graduate Schools and America's Best High Schools rankings all of which are published annually by U.S. News & World Report. 

Marko Marhl

Executive Committee Member

He is Head of the Continuing Education Centre at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor. For a short period (2006-2007), he was Vice Dean for Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor.

Paul Serban Agachi

Executive Committee Member

Paul Serban Agachi, President of the Academic Council, vice-rector of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, professor of Process Control at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the same university, and member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania.

Sholpan M. Kalanova

Executive Committee Member

President of Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA.KZ). She obtained Diploma of Engineer from the Kazakh Chemical-Technological Institute in Shymken and Doctoral degree from the Institute of Organic Catalysis and Electrochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR as well as title of the Doctor of pedagogical sciences from the Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Olesya Lynovytska

Executive Committee Member

Olesya Lynovytska, Head of the Ukraine TOP-200 – best national Universities ranking project. PHD in Medicine. Since 2006 is engaged in introduction of international ranking principles of high and secondary school education in Ukraine. She is Director of International Project Centre at Scientific Research Institute of Applied Technologies (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Birte Hornemann

Executive Committee Member

Birte Hornemann, director of Aalborg University’s office of Quality Assurance and Ranking. Ms Hornemann has worked at Aalborg University since 1996. She has been responsible for accreditation, quality control, budget planning and evaluation at the Faculty of Engineering and Science.

Dmitry Grishankov

Executive Committee Member

Mr. Grishankov is the General Director of International Group of rating agencies “Expert RA” and the science editor of «Expert» magazine. He is leading the development of university ratings in Russia and CIS as well as ratings of the companies, banks and regions.

Kazimierz Bilanow

Managing Director

PhD Poznan University; MCL Columbia University. MA University of Warsaw. Fulbright scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; fellowship at the Institute of State and Law, Academy of Science, Moscow.

News from IREG Members

The worldwide ranking UI GreenMetric Workshop in Bologna

This Bologna workshop is aimed to highlight the commitment of Italian universities towards a sustainable 360° approach. UI GM Chairperson, Riri Fitri Sari, will showcase the ranking’s structure and indicators in details. Italian participants are warmly invited to ask questions and raise issues concerning the specificity of the Italian universities to fit into the UI GreenMetric ranking. The Alma Mater Studiorum assumes the role of National Network Hub for UI GM in the framework of this event that will also host experts from RUS (Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile).

Ranking conference in Warsaw

Polish universities feel, they deserve a better place in international rankings. To discuss what can and should be done to improve the quality of research, rectors of best universities in the country gathered 1-2 December in Warsaw at the conference “Polish Universities in International Perspective – Rankings and Strategic Management of University” organized by Perspektywy Education Foundation jointly with the Conference of Rectors (CRASP) and Polish Accreditation Commission (PAC).

Conference on Universities’ Reputation

Spanish Universidad de Navarra organizes the International Conference BUILDING UNIVERSITIES' REPUTATION Understanding the Student Perspective – Key to a Reputation Strategy, Pamplona, Spain 30-31 March 2017. www.unav.edu/bur

Report on Activities of IREG Observatory 2015-1016

Dr. Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence at the General Assembly held in Lisbon on 6 May 2016 presented a detailed report on activities of the organization, the President and members of the Executive Committee in the period: May 2015 – May 2016.

You may ready the report HERE.

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