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.

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.

28 November 2018

The 5 Top 100 programme was launched in 2012 and aspired to place five Russian universities in the top 100 of the global rankings. At present 21 institutions are involved in the project.

23 November 2018

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is published by the Informatics Institute of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. It now includes 2,500 institutions in the world rankings and publishes 41 subject rankings. The current list is headed by Harvard University which is also in first place for all the indicators. There are three British universities in the top ten, Oxford, University College London, and Cambridge, and one Canadian, the University of Toronto.

23 November 2018

The number of national and regional rankings continues to increase. The Ministry of Education in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan has just published a ranking of public and private universities. The best performer based on the primary criteria was the University of Kurdistan-Hewler (UKH) in Erbil which was in first place for six primary criteria, second for student satisfaction and third for employability. The public university was founded in 2006 and is an English medium institution that follows British curricula.

16 November 2018

TOP 500 is a list of the world’s 500 most powerful computer systems. It has been published twice a year since 1993. Systems are ranked by their performance on the LINPACK Benchmark. However, any system created specifically to compete in the rankings is not considered.

The top supercomputer system is Summit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) followed by Sierra at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), both in the United States. There are another three US Department of Energy supercomputers in the top ten. Third place goes to the Sunway TaihuLight system, at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi. Tianhe-2A (Milky Way-2A), at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzho, China is fourth and Piz Daint, at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano is fifth.

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