Rankings and league tables of higher education institutions (HEIs) and programs are a global phenomenon. They serve many purposes: they respond to demands from consumers for easily interpretable information on the standing of higher education institutions; they stimulate competition among them; they provide some of the rationale for allocation of funds; and they help differentiate among different types of institutions and different programs and disciplines.

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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.

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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. Authors of national university rankings who want to be included into the Inventory are kindly requested to fill in the questionnaire

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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.

IREG List of International academic Awards in English (.pdf)

IREG List of International academic Awards in Russian (.pdf)

The purpose of the IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings is to provide recommendations for appropriate interpretations, uses and applications of rankings by potential interested parties, including students and parents, institutions of higher education, policymakers, quality assurance and funding organizations, employers and the media. Specific recommendations have been formulated for each group of stakeholders. See the publication.

IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings in English (.pdf)

IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings in Chinese (.pdf)

IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings in Arabic (.pdf)

IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings in Russian (.pdf)

IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings in Spanish (.pdf)

 

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