02 November 2018

In the latest edition of the US News Best Global Universities there are few significant changes this year. This is a research university ranking that does not attempt to assess teaching or learning. There are 13 indicators: Global research reputation (12.5% weighting), Regional research reputation (12.5%), Publications (10%), Books (2.5%), Conferences (2.5%), Normalized citation impact (10%), Total citations (7.5%), Number of publications in 10% most cited (12.5%), Percent of publications in 10% most cited (10%), International collaboration (5%), Percent of publications with international collaboration (5%), Highly cited papers in top 1% cited in field (5%), Percent of publications in top 1% most cited papers (5%).

There are 227 US universities in the rankings, with 130 Chinese, 78 British, 67 Japanese, and 62 German.

29 October 2018

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) have released the latest in their series of regional rankings. The Arab Region rankings are generally quite stable but the first place this year goes to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals of Saudi Arabia which has pushed the American University of Beirut into second place. The top five are completed with King Abdulaziz University and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates University.

25 October 2018

The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CISC) in Spain, has been producing global rankings of universities since 2004. Their latest contribution is derived from the Google Scholar database, which is now larger than those maintained by Clarivate Analytics and Scopus, and uses the Google Scholar Citations public profiles to rank those researchers whose h-index is higher than 100.

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.

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