Brussels-Warsaw-Taipei, 25 October 2011

IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence invites you to the international IREG-6 Conference: Academic Rankings and Advancement of Higher Education - Lessons from Asia and other Regions, Taipei, 18-20 April 2012. The Conference is organized in cooperation with the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT).

Bratislava 12 October 2011

Over 70 participants from 24 countries two days discussed national ranking and their influence on the quality of higher education. The debate had been initiated by Bob Morse of US News & World Report (How it all begun and where is it heading), Waldemar Siwinski of Perspektywy Education Foundation (National rankings as an integrated part of the global university landscape) and Gero Federkeil of CHE Centre for Development of Higher Education (What can national rankings learn from the U-Multirank project).

London, 5 September, 2011

8th annual QS World University Rankings® reveals top 300 universities based on six indicators including surveys of over 33,00 global academics and 16,000 graduate employers, the largest of their kind ever conducted. New in 2011: Results published alongside comparative international tuition fee now live on

Washington DC, 4 September 2011

The Sunday edition of the Washington Post in the article U.S. News college rankings are denounced but not ignored, analyzes the phenomenon of the US News & World Report ranking.


Shanghai, 15 August, 2011

The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University released today the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), marking its 9th consecutive year of measuring the performance of top universities worldwide.

Tirana, 15 July 2011

The Albanian Ministry for Education and Science, too, wants prospective students to be able to find independent information about the country’s HEIs in the future. The CHE was commissioned to carry out a project (supported by the World Bank) to develop and test a concept with the Albanian Public Agency for Accreditation of Higher Education (APAAL) that would enable comparisons of Albanian HEIs on the basis of different indicators. The results of this project, a first ranking of four subjects, were presented at the closing conference in Tirana.

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