16 July 2019

Universities in Taiwan have excelled in teaching and research although in recent years they have fallen behind some of the major universities on the mainland. Recently, Global Views Monthly, a local business magazine in Taiwan, and the scientific and academic data company Elsevier announced a three-year plan to rank Taiwanese universities. There will be six criteria: Research achievement, Teaching performance, Internationalization, Academic-Industry Collaboration, Societal impact, Financial impact. Data will be drawn from the Scopus research database and from SciVal Analytics.

The results of 2019 Perspektywy University Ranking were announced in Warsaw, Poland in the presence of many rectors and deans as well as representatives of the government and the parliament. Prof. Andrzej Stanisławek, secretary of state at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education speaking at the gala said: Thanks to the improved methodology of university classification as well as individual fields of study, the ranking is an important source of information for candidates for studies. It also makes it possible to compare practically all institutions – since the ranking includes the vast majority of Polish universities. Waldemar Siwinski, president of the Perspektywy Education Foundation and initiator of education rankings in Poland, recalled the beginning of rankings (inaugurated in 2000) and emphasized the transparency of the Perspektywy University Ranking, as well as an exceptionally large number of  indicators (29) it uses.

In 2019 ranking University of Warsaw came first followed closely by Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The full ranking results are here

10 July 20

Times Higher Education (THE) has produced rankings that attempt to assess teaching and learning rather than emphasising research. The latest edition of the European rankings is dominated by British universities with Oxford in first place followed by Cambridge. Of the top 21 universities, 17 are located in the UK. The best performing non-UK university is the University of Navarra in Spain in third place.

04 July 2019

The growth of branch campuses throughout the world has made their evaluation and accreditation increasingly important.

01 July 2019

The latest edition of Reuters’ Asia Pacific Most Innovative Universities is dominated by South Korea. First on this year’s list of 75 universities is Seoul National University, followed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).

The Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) has developed an effective system of rating studies of education programs by areas and levels of training, which has been successfully used since 2014 in assessing the quality of higher and postgraduate education. The IAAR rating is considered as a tool for assessing the HEI’s performance, its ability to satisfy state demand, and at the institutional level it is viewed as an opportunity to improve quality management, academic services monitoring, recognition of programs and competitiveness of the teaching staff.

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