25 May 2014

Since 2004 Times Higher Education has carried out a survey of British university students. The resulting rankings now have a total of 21 indicators, many of which are not related to conventional academic criteria. This year over 14,000 full time undergraduates answered the survey and 111 universities received the minimum 50 ratings to be included.

21 May 2014

The QS Asian University Rankings have been published since 2009 and rank 300 Asian universities. The top university this year is the National University of Singapore up from second place in 2013, followed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and technology, the University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, down from first place. The upper reaches of the rankings are dominated by Singapore with two institutions, Korea with five, Hong Kong with five, China with two and Japan with six.

Warsaw, 21 May 2014

Perspektywy Education Foundation announced the winners of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2014 (Poland). University of Warsaw won again (after being second for the past two years), Jagiellonian University of Krakow took a second place by a very narrow margin; the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan is third. Among Polish private higher education institutions, the Kozminski University is first, followed by University of Social Sciences and Humanities, both from Warsaw.

The theme of the seventh IREG conference, co-organized by IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence and QS Intelligence Unit, was Employability and Academic Rankings – Reflections and Impacts. The conference held at University College London, considered by many to be the best of London’s tertiary institutions. Over 170 participants from an array of universities, businesses and government agencies in 42 countries were there and there were 34 presenters. The opening session on the first day was conducted by Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory, Nunzio Quacquarelli, Director of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Michael Arthur, President and Provost of University College London.

16 May 2014

The Universitas 21 Rankings measure higher education systems rather than individual universities. The criteria used are Resources, Environment, Connectivity and Output. Forty percent of the weighting goes to output while the others get twenty percent each.

London, 16 May 2014

The General Assembly of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence meeting in London voted to elect its authorities for the four year term.

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