HackerRank a technology company that assesses student software developer skills on behalf of potential employers. It has just released rankings based on 14 million student assessments covering four criteria, Problem Solving, Language Proficiency, Data Structure Knowledge, and Computer Science Fundamentals. There are rankings for three regions; the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

04 August 2019

The Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) has been produced by the Cybermetrics Lab, a branch of the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), since 2004. It currently ranks nearly 29,000 universities in every country in the world except North Korea.

02 August 2019

In recent years several countries have announced programmes to improve the status and quality of higher education and research. Among them is Germany which in 2006 announced the Excellence Initiative to provide funding for graduate schools, clusters of excellence, and universities of excellence.

German universities have often produced research of a high quality but have generally failed to make a significant impression in the global rankings.

27 July 2019

The Global Innovation Index is produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization, INSEAD and Cornell University in cooperation with Indian, French and Brazilian knowledge partners. It measures the ability of 129 national economies to produce innovative activity. There are eighty indicators covering Institutions, Human Capital and Research, Infrastructure, Market Sophistication, Knowledge and Technology Outputs, and Creative Outputs.The latest edition shows Switzerland holding the top position for the fifth year in a row and the USA rising three places to reach third place. Several Asian countries including China, South Korea, Vietnam and India have continued to make progress.

23 July 2019

The search engine educations.com, a branch of Educations Media Group, has released the results of a survey of 30,000 students from 192 countries. The report found that the most popular sources of information for current and prospective students are search engines, social media, and study abroad fairs. The preferred destination of international undergraduate and postgraduate students is the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany. It seems that university rankings are becoming less important as a source of information for students. Current undergraduate students indicated that reputation followed by ranking and teaching quality was most important for choosing a university. For prospective students, however, ranking is in third place behind teaching quality and cost of living.

18 July 2019

In the Times Higher Education(THE) University Reputation rankings There are few surprises. At the top there are six American and British universities with outstanding reputations: they are in descending order, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of California Berkeley. The rankings are based on a survey administered by Elsevier that was sent to researchers with publications in the Scopus database.

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