25 April 2019

The Education Policy Centre at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in the Czech Republic has published a study by Aleš Bartušek and Jan Koucký, Cross Ranking 2018: Comparing World Higher Education Systems and Institutions, that analyses the relationships between the universities included in three well known global rankings, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the QS World University Rankings, and the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

23 April 2019

The Scimago Institutions Rankings (Spain) are published by the Scimago Lab and use data provided by Scopus to measure and compare the research, innovation and Societal Impact of global universities and research centres. The methodology is based on the following metrics:

  • Research (50%) including 11 indicators relating to citations, publications and international collaboration
  • Innovation (30%) including three indications based on patents
  • Societal Impact (20%) including altmetrics, back links and web size.

19 April 2019

The latest edition of the Round University Rankings (RUR) has been announced. These are published by the Moscow based RUR rankings Agency. They use 20 indicators to compare universities, combined in four groups: Research (40% weighting), Teaching (40%), International Diversity (10%), and Financial Stability (10%). Data is provided by the Global Institutional Profiles Project (GIPP) run by Clarivate Analytics, the Web of Science Core Collection, and the GIPP’s academic survey which currently has about 60,000 respondents.

13 April 2019

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the inaugural edition of its Global Impact Rankings. These measure the contribution that universities make toward the Sustainable Development Goals announced by the United Nations. There are 17 goals covering aspirations such as Good Health and Well Being, Gender Equality and Quality Education.

09 April 2019

A new global research ranking, Academic Ranking for Academics by Academics (A3 ranking), has just been announced. It is an attempt to create an unbiased and transparent assessment of research impact.

The current team consists of just four people: Maxime Mussard, Alex James and Daniyar Bakir, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, and Bhaskar Choubey, University of Oxford.

05 April 2019

Universitas 21 (U21) has produced the latest edition of its ranking of national higher education system. The ranking is based on four groups of indicators: resources, environment, connectivity and output. The top three systems, unchanged from last year, are:

  1. United States
  2. Switzerland
  3. United Kingdom

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