07 September 2018

Recently there has been growing interest in measuring and comparing the social contribution of universities. The new Russian Three Missions University Rankings includes a group of metrics entitled University and Society and the Universitas Indonesia Greenmetric ranking covers contributions to environmental sustainability.

04 September 2018

Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings provides an alternative approach to the ranking of American institutions of higher education. The magazine ranks four-year schools based on their contribution to society, which is assessed by three criteria: social mobility, research and service.

30 August 2011

The South African media have expressed concern over the continuing poor performance of local universities in international university rankings.

27 August 2018

The SCImago Journal and Country Rank is produced by the SCImago Lab, which is a research group attached to Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares.

21 August 2018

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education was first published in 1973 and provides a framework for analysing the US higher education system. At present, the system classifies institutions that are accredited and award degrees. The main categories are Doctorate-granting Universities, with three levels of research activity, Master’s Colleges and Universities, grouped according to the number of master’s degrees awarded, Baccalaureate Colleges, Associates Colleges, Special Focus Institutions and Tribal Colleges.

18 August 2018

The online magazine, MONEY, has published the latest edition of its Best Colleges rankings. These are orientated towards the student as consumer and rate quality of education, affordability and outcomes, each of which is given a one third weighting. Quality of education is measured by six-year graduation rate, value-added graduation rate, peer quality, instructor quality, financial stability, and the outcomes of students receiving Pell Grants.

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