Toronto, October 27, 2010

Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) has released the second edition of its Global Higher Education Rankings of Affordability and Accessibility. Using the same approach as its groundbreaking 2005 international comparative study, which used a composite of six different measures of affordability and four of accessibility, the results show unambiguously that Finland has both the most affordable and accessible system of higher education in the world.

Berlin-Warsaw, November 4, 2010

Open consultations on procedures of IREG Ranking Audit start today. Academic rankings are becoming an effective tool in the process of improvement of the quality of higher education and research. In order to assure that rankings meet the high standards, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence will carry out - on a voluntary basis - audit of the main international and national academic rankings.

Gütersloh, October 27, 2010

130 universities in Europe offer outstanding, research-strong departments with an international orientation for master’s and doctoral students in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics; for this accomplishment, they belong to the "Excellence Group" of the CHE ExcellenceRanking 2010.

Madrid, October 15, 2010

The SCImago Research Group just released Scimago Institutions Rankings World Report 2010, the second edition of its Ranking of Worldwide Research Institutions. This is the world broadest coverage ranking showing the research outcomes for 2,833 institutions.

10 - 12 October 2010 Maribor, Slovenia

Mapping of Academic Excellence in the Context of Quality Assurance organized by University of Maribor in collaboration with IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence CHE-Centre for Higher Education Development Thomson Reuters. Conference site:

Berlin, October 9, 2010

Over 160 experts on university rankings and representatives of academic world from 50 countries met in Berlin 6-8 October 2010 at the IREG-5 Conference: The Academic Rankings from Popularity to Reliability. The Conference was organized by the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence and the Centre for Higher Education Development CHE in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and with support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


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