In his latest article for University World News Mr. Richard Holmes tried to answer the question how should rankings assess teaching and learning.  The author analysed different rankings and their  impact on the learning process. According to Richard Holmes, the ranking that currently does the most to assess teaching and learning is U-Multirank. The article also addressed the issue of pillars and weightings for teaching-oriented rankings. Mr. Richard Holmes comes to the conclusion that the ranking of universities for teaching and learning is still very much unmapped territory.

 

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21 July 2018āā

Times Higher Education (THE) have just published the latest edition of their Latin American University Rankings.

The methodology is based on the indicators used in THE’s world rankings with adjustments to the weightings to reflect regional priorities. The weighting for citations has been reduced from 30% to 20%, and that for doctorates per academic staff from 6% to 5%. The weightings for staff to student ratio, doctorate to bachelor’s ratio, institutional income, and research productivity have been increased.

18 July 2018

The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has just published its 2018 subject rankings. These cover 22 subjects in engineering, 14 in the social sciences, eight in the natural sciences, six in the medical sciences and four in the life sciences. There are none in the arts and humanities.

14 July 2018

The Global Innovation Index 2018 report is produced by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cornell University, and INSEAD, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry, PwC Strategy&, the National Confederation of Industry Brazil, and the Brazilian Micro and Small Industry Support Service.

11 July 2018

Times Higher Education have published their European Teaching Rankings which are similar to their earlier league tables for the USA and Japan. There are four pillars, Engagement, Resources, Outcomes, and Environment.

06 July 2018

The website THEBESTSCHOOLS has published a global ranking of 100 universities based on the international academic influence of faculty and alumni. It claims that “if you are looking for a ranking with a focus on academic prestige, scholarly excellence, and sheer intellectual horsepower, then this is the ranking you want.”

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