18 October 2017
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has just announced the latest edition of their suite of regional rankings for Asia, Latin America, the Arab region and EECA (Emerging Europe and central Asia. The data are derived from the QS world rankings but with a different methodology in each case. In all four rankings the weighting for academic reputation is 30%, compared to 40% in the world rankings, and for employer reputation 20%, compared to 10% in the world rankings.
13 October 2017
The Canadian magazine, MacLean’s, has just published the 2018 edition of its national university rankings. There are three main categories, medical/doctoral, comprehensive and primarily undergraduate universities. McGill, Simon Fraser and Mount Allison Top the Lists.
The General Assembly of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence voted to admit five new members.
IREG Observatory congratulates and welcomes the new members.
09 October 2017
The latest supplement from Nature Index, a database of leading research journals, shows the remarkable progress made by Saudi research institutions over the last few years. The bulk of high quality research is provided by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (75%) with smaller contributions from just five institutions: King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
06 October 2017
Times Higher Education (THE) has released a batch of four subject rankings: Education, Law, Business and Economics, and the Social Sciences. Education and Law are ranked separately for the first time this year. It is noticeable that the top sections of these rankings are more varied than THE’s general world rankings. Duke University in North Carolina, ranked 17th overall, is in first place for Law. The University of Hong Kong, 40th overall, is fourth for Education, the London School of Economics, 25th overall, is in tenth place, up from 15th last year, for Social Sciences, and the University of Mannheim, 125th overall, reaches the top twenty for Business and Economics.
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