28 June 2019

Subject rankings have become increasingly influential in influential in recent years. It is likely that they provide useful information for students and other stakeholders.

24 June 2019

Nature Index is a ranking of institutions and countries based on their publications in a limited number of highly selected journals in the natural sciences. It is therefore a reliable guide to changes in the quality of research. The USA continues to hold the lead but China is catching up rapidly. Since 2017 the US score has fallen by 3.4% while that of China has risen by 17.0%.  Western European countries have not fared well with France, Germany, the UK and Switzerland all showing a decline as have India and Japan. In contrast, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Iran and South Africa have made significant improvements.

Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University was ranked 1st among Ukrainian universities; National Technical University "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" - took to the second place. "Lviv Polytechnic Institute" and Sumy State University are continuing to demonstrate the biggest progress and are ranked 4th and 6th respectively.The newcomer in the Top ten is - National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute Named By N Zukovskiy.

22 June 2019

The TOP500 list is a ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The ranking includes those systems in general use for high end applications and is based on the LINPACK benchmark. The latest edition suggests that there may be a renaissance in American supercomputing. The top place has been held by the Summit system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee since June 2018 and second place since November 2019 by Sierra at the Lawrence National Laboratory in California. The ranking was compiled by Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany.

19 June 2019

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) have published the 2020 edition of their World University Rankings. Although the very top of the rankings shows little movement there are some interesting changes at the regional level. The methodology of these rankings has remained fairly stable since they began in 2004. There is a forty per cent weighting for a survey of academic opinion concerning research quality and ten per cent for a survey of business opinion about the quality of university graduates. Both are drawn from a variety of sources. In addition, twenty per cent each goes to citations per faculty and faculty student ratio and five per cent each to international students and international faculty.

14 June 2019

Al Fanar Media has reviewed the process of international accreditation of universities in the Middle East and has published a list of accredited programs.

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