22 October 2018

IDEAS is a database of research in Economics that includes over 2,700,000 documents most of which are fully downloadable. It also provides a collection of rankings of authors, countries and institutions. The ranking of institutions by publications over the last 10 years (as of September 2018) shows that the United States is still the dominant power in the field.

19 October 2018

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) have just announced the latest edition of their BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) university rankings. The methodology is adapted from that of the QS World University Rankings with some modifications to reflect regional priorities. The weighting of the academic survey has been reduced from 40% to 30% while that of the employer survey has been increased from 10% to 20%.

15 October 2018

Maclean’s University Rankings classify Canadian universities into three groups: Medical/Doctoral Schools, which have a strong emphasis on research; Comprehensive Schools, which do some research and provide a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional courses; Primarily Undergraduate Schools, which offer relatively few graduate programmes and cater mainly for undergraduates.

12 October 2018

The latest list of the world’s most innovative universities has been published by Reuters. The top spots are dominated by the United States, while Germany, Japan and South Korea are well represented. There are no universities from Latin America, Africa, South Asia, Australia or the Middle East outside Israel in the top 100.

10 October 2018

uniRank publishes global rankings of the web popularity and social media activity of universities. They have published a ranking of the most popular higher education institutions on YouTube which is restricted to those that are accredited by national authorities, offer post-graduate or four-year undergraduate degrees, and use traditional course delivery format.

In recognition of its initiative regarding a new approach to the ranking of engineering studies, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence has been invited to the inaugural meeting of the Engineers Europe Advisory Group that took place at the prestigious Residence Palace in Brussels in mid-September. The idea behind the Engineers Europe is to foster stronger relations between academia, engineering profession and industry as well as reinforcing of the branding of the engineering profession. Dirk Bochar, Feani Secretary General compared the Engineers Europe Advisory Group to ...a vehicle that promoting interest of engineers will assit in providing effective solutions to the challenges of our European economies...

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