12 December 2018

The number and coverage of international university rankings is steadily increasing. It is therefore desirable that stakeholders and the public should be informed about their design, methodology and validity. So far progress with regard to the general rankings has been limited. Laurent Ortmans, who used to work with the Financial Times business school rankings and is now with the European School of Management and Technology Berlin, has produced a rating of 10 business school rankings.

„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.

Luiz Claudio Costa, the President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence met in Warsaw with Jaroslaw Gowin, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education. Also present were members of IREG Observatory leadership: Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President, Robert J. Morse, Member of the Executive Committee and Kazimierz Bilanow, Managing Director.

07 December 2018

In recent years Malaysia has made progress towards becoming an important regional centre of higher education and research. This is reflected in the performance of the country’s leading universitiesin the global rankings, especially in the QS World and Asian University Rankings.

"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."

02 December 2018

The pilot edition of the Moscow International University Ranking, or the Three University Missions ranking, was published in December 2017 and the final ranking was announced last week. The methodology combines conventional measures of Education and Research, with 45% and 25% weightings, with a new category, University and Society with a 30% weighting. The third component includes online courses published on global online platforms, share of national university publications, website pages indexed by search engines, Wikipedia page views, Twitter account followers, and alumni with an individual article in Wikipedia.

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