19 December 2018

Germany has been a major contributor to research in computer science, especially in the field of interaction between humans and computers. At present, the leading conference is, according to Google Scholar, the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), which is organised by the Association for Computing Machinery and has a very low acceptance rate for conference papers.

16 December 2018

Africa has not been well served by the standard world university rankings and some countries have resorted to extracting data from Webometrics and UniRank to construct national rankings. There have been repeated calls for local rankings with criteria that reflect national and African priorities. At present there are 21 Rwandan institutions in the Webometrics rankings. The University of Rwanda is in first place, followed by Kibogora Polytechnic, Université Libre de Kigali, the Adventist University of Central Africa, and the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali.

12 December 2018

The number and coverage of international university rankings is steadily increasing. It is therefore desirable that stakeholders and the public should be informed about their design, methodology and validity. So far progress with regard to the general rankings has been limited. Laurent Ortmans, who used to work with the Financial Times business school rankings and is now with the European School of Management and Technology Berlin, has produced a rating of 10 business school rankings.

Luiz Claudio Costa, the President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence met in Warsaw with Jaroslaw Gowin, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education. Also present were members of IREG Observatory leadership: Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President, Robert J. Morse, Member of the Executive Committee and Kazimierz Bilanow, Managing Director.

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.

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