Kiev, 16 June 2012

Early June saw the release, for the sixth time, of the “Top 200 Ukraine” ranking results of leading public and private higher education institutions in Ukraine. On the third consecutive year NTUU “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” leads the final ranking results table. It got the highest marks on quality of specials training given by representatives of domestic and foreign labor market. The top five positions permanently occupied by and Kyiv National University named after Shevchenko (second place), Kharkiv National University named after Karazin (third place), National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (fourth place), National Medical University named after Bogomolets (fifh place).

Warsaw, 5 June 2012

Directors of the best MBA programs and a number of outstanding public figures gathered on the trading floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange for the announcement of the results of the Perspektywy MBA Ranking 2012. Ranking has been prepared by Perspektywy Education Foundation.

Moscow, 24-25 May 2012

The Russian higher education community turned its attention to internationalization and rankings late in the month of May, in the context of an international conference organized by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and the National Training Foundation, in partnership with the Russian International Affairs Council and the New Eurasia Foundation. Under the theme “Rationales for Internationalization”, the conference aimed to reflect on diverse rationales for internationalization and to consider efforts currently underway in Russia and around the world with respect to policies and practice in this area. National, regional and institutional approaches to internationalization were presented and examined, as were efforts to measure and assess key outcomes of internationalization, particularly at the institutional level.

Mexico City, 17-18 May 2012

Latin American Universities and the International Rankings: Impact, Scope and Limits brought together university rectors and other officials from some 65 universities in 14 different Latin American countries, as well as representatives of four major international rankings and academic specialists from around the world to discuss a number of key issues with regard to rankings activities and the higher education context in Latin America. An important point of departure for the conversation was the historical and contemporary character of much of Latin American higher education. There is a centuries-long tradition of university education in the region, and a historically strong focus on teaching, given “the historic role of these institutions in educating students from a wide range of social backgrounds”. 

Warsaw, 15 May 2012

Perspektywy Education Foundation announced the winners of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2012. Jagiellonian University of Krakow, after two years regained the leading position. University of Warsaw was second by a very narrow margin; Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan took the third place. The Kozminski University was first among Polish private higher education institutions.

Melbourne, 11 May 2012

Where as most higher education ranking exercises are concerned with the performance of individual institutions, national higher education systems as a whole are the focus of a new ranking released today. This effort was undertaken on behalf of Universitas 21 (U21) by a team of researchers at the University of Melbourne’s Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. U21 is a 25-year-old collaborative network of nearly two-dozen research-intensive universities in 15 different countries.

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