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...

05 October 2018

Singapore’s two leading universities, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), have performed very well in international rankings. NUS is currently 23rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings while NTU is 51st.They are 50th and 73rd in the Round University Rankings, and 43rd and 55th in the US News Best Global Universities. A report by Kalinga Seneviratne in University World News indicates that Singapore is reconsidering the dominant research university model and the current global research-based rankings.

During the meeting of the International Council of Lobachevsky University held at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels (Belgium) on September 28-29, Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President of IREG Observatory and a Member of the International Council presented Professor Evgeny Chuprunov, Rector of Lobachevsky University with the Diploma confirming that the Lobachavsky University of Nizhny Novgorod is now a full member of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.

29 September 2018

There have been no dramatic changes in the overall Times Higher Education (THE) World University but there are some newcomers and some less well-known universities such as Babol Noshirvani University of Technology and the University of Reykjavik have done remarkably well in the citations indicator. In addition, Chinese universities have continued to improve, and Tsinghua University is now the top institution in Asia. Meanwhile the merger of French universities into larger entities is bearing fruit, with Paris Sciences et Lettres and Sorbonne University doing very well.

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