26 February 2019

An article in WONK HE by Paul Greatrix presents an unusual ranking of places and subjects in the UK that are most likely to use the services of “essay mills”, companies that supply essays to university students who are unable or unwilling to write their own.

19 February 2019

In recent years Iranian universities have begun to make their presence felt in international and regional rankings. There are now two Iranian universities in the Shanghai Ranking top 500 and another 11 in the 501-1000 group. The Round University Rankings include 11 Iranian universities led by Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 237th place. Most remarkable is the citations indicator of the Times Higher Education world rankings where Babol Noshirvani University of Technology holds first place.

12 February 2019

A report by the world intellectual property organisation has revealed that China, Japan and South Korea are making remarkable progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research. The report covers areas such as machine learning, speech learning, telecommunications and transportation. Research in AI is booming reflected in a massive increase in publications, inventions and patents. Machine learning, computer vision and robotics are growing strongly. Private companies are in the lead for AI patenting activity led by IBM, followed by Microsoft, Toshiba, Samsung and NEC. The State Grid Corporation of China has just entered the top twenty for AI patent filings.

07 February 2019

uniRank is a higher education directory and search engine that incorporates web-based non-academic rankings. The objective is to compare the web presence and popularity of institutions. It is based on an algorithm that includes five metrics: Moz Domain Authority, Alexa Global Rank, SimilarWeb Global Rank, Majestic Referring Domains, and Majestic Trust Flow. Although this ranking is explicitly non-academic it is often referred to in countries which have few universities in conventional research-based rankings. It is also the only ranking to include North Korean universities.

04 February 2019

In the latest edition of Shanghai Ranking’s Best Chinese Universities Rankings there are four clusters of indicators; Teaching and Learning, Research, Social Services, and Internationalization. The top five universities overall are:

  1. Tsinghua University, Beijing
  2. Peking University, Beijing
  3. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
  4. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  5. Fudan University, Shanghai.

01 February 2019

The ranking web of world universities is published twice yearly by the Cybermetrics Lab, a branch of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the leading Spanish research institute. This ranking has the unique virtue of including any institution with any pretension to be a university. The latest edition includes over 28,000.

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