04 June 2018

An article by Yojana Sharma in University World News discusses a recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The article reports that most countries are failing to prepare for the age of automation powered by robotics, artificial intelligence and information technology. There is a substantial gap between those nations most prepared for the coming upheaval – South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Germany and Canada – and the others.

31 May 2018

Times Higher Education (THE) have just announced the latest edition of their World Reputation Rankings. These are derived from a survey of published researchers of whom 10,162 replied, a slightly smaller number than last year. The largest number of responses was from engineering and technology (18.1%) followed by physical sciences and clinical and health sciences, with smaller numbers from other fields. Of the total responses 32 per cent were from the Asia Pacific region, 26 per cent from Western Europe, 22 per cent from North America, and 20 per cent from the rest of the world.

University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Krakow are the winners  in the Polish Perspektywy University Ranking 2018. They took ex-equo the first place in the ranking. Warsaw University of Technology is the third. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań took the fourth place, Among the private schools Kozminski University defended the title of the best private university in Poland, SWPS University of Social Sciences was second and Lazarski University was third.

Prof. Luiz Claudio Costa has been elected the President and Waldemar Siwinski re-elected as Vice President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.

On the new Board of IREG Observatory there are also: Mirko Degli Esposti, Bologna University (Italy), Habib M. Fardoun of King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia), Dmitry Grishankov of RAEX (Russia), Birte Hornemman of Aalborg University (Denmark), Nian Cai Liu of Shanghai Ranking (China), Robert Morse of the US News & World Report (USA), and Ben Sowter of QS Ranking (United Kingdom).

Kazimierz Bilanow has been re-appointed as Managing Director of IREG Observatory.

28 May 2018

The latest global rankings from the Center for World University Rankings have just been published. The Center is a private, non-profit group that was founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by Nadim Mahassen in 2012 and originally ranked 100 global universities. The rankings are now published from the United Arab Emirates and cover 1,000 universities.

25 May 2018

The ninth IREG conference opened yesterday at Hasselt University in Belgium. The theme of the conference is “Accreditation and Rankings: Two Roads to the Same Goal?” and speakers will examine the similarities and differences between rankings and accreditation at the global and regional levels.

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