12 February 2018

Clarivate Analytics has just published a report on research in artificial intelligence (AI) in Southeast Asia, which is based on citation and publication data derived from InCites.

09 March 2018

An article by Marlo M Vernon, E Andrew Balas, and Shaher Momani, ‘Are university rankings useful to improve performance: A systematic review’, has just been published in PLOS ONE. The article reports a review of 13 ranking systems in order to determine their usefulness for measuring research performance. The validity of the rankings was determined by comprehensiveness, consistency, transparency and resistance to bias.

05 March 2018

UBI Global is a group of entrepreneurs based in Sweden that focuses on university-based incubators. Its mission is to collect data on successful start-up companies and to improve the efficiency of business incubators and business accelerators through comprehensive benchmarking. Since 2013 it has published world and regional rankings in order to help university-linked incubation programs become more efficient and competitive.

02 February 2018

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has been publishing subject rankings since 2011. The latest edition covers 48 subjects, including new rankings for Classics and Ancient History and Library and Information Management, plus five broad subject groups. These rankings are dominated by the USA and the UK, more specifically by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Oxford, which are ranked in the first place for 14, 12 and 4 subjects respectively. No other institution is ranked for more than one subject. QS notes that rise of Russia and China is slowing down while the performance of Brazil and India has declined.

27 February 2018

Swiss universities have an enviable reputation for academic excellence, one that is confirmed by the global rankings. ETH Zurich (Federal institute of Technology) is currently ranked tenth in the QS and THE World University Rankings and nineteenth in the Shanghai ARWU rankings.

21 February 2018

The National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) of Pakistan has released a list of business schools in the top category.

The council was established by the Higher Education Commission in 2007 and classifies business schools into three groups W, X and Y.  W Category Business Schools are accredited for five years and have reached a score of 80% for the Council’s criteria.

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