15 September 2019

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is produced by the Informatics Institute at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. The Institute publishes world rankings every year and has recently released field rankings. The field rankings show that US dominance of research is fading and that China has taken the lead in engineering and related subjects. Altogether US Universities hold first place for 21 fields, China for 18, the Netherlands for nine, and the UK for five. Singapore, Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, Switzerland and Malaysia are also represented at the top of at least one discipline.

13 September 2019

PitchBook is a software and data company that provides information about public and private capital. It produces rankings of universities whose graduates have founded companies and obtained venture capital between 2006 and August 2019. It is therefore a measure of the ability of universities to incubate entrepreneurial talent.The top undergraduate programme is Stanford with 1,288 founders and 1,114 companies including Snap, DoorDash, Opendoor, Robinhood and Solyndra. The top MBA programme is Harvard. Stanford and Harvard are also thetop universities for female founders.

10 September 2019

The European Research ranking is based on information provided by the European Commission. The 2018 ranking has just been published after a delay for technical reasons. The ranking measures the research funding and networking of European universities and research centres. There are three indicators: funding and project participation performance, network activity and alliances, and diversity of research areas.

05 September 2019

The Washington Monthly has published the latest edition of its student-centred College Guide and Rankings. The methodology of these rankings of US colleges and universities feature ssocial mobility, research performance, and community and national service. These three criteria are given equal weighting.

03 September 2019

Nature and Science are considered the two most prestigious scientific journals. Their importance is indicated by their weighting of 20 per cent in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. Nature Index has published an article by Gemma Conroy and Bec Crew that highlights the top ten institutions that contributed to these two journals during 2018. First place goes to Harvard with a total article count of 210 or a fractional count of 70.67, followed by Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Max Planck Society and the University of California Berkeley. The data is derived from the annual tables for 2019.

28 August 2019

PIE News has an article by Callan Quinn reporting on the current status of the Russian 5 Top 100 academic excellence project. This is an effort to get five Russian universities into the top 100 universities as ranked by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings or the Times Higher Education(THE) World University Rankings. The article notes that Russian universities have become more globally competitive, developing joint programmes and attracting more students.

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