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.

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.

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