13 April 2019

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the inaugural edition of its Global Impact Rankings. These measure the contribution that universities make toward the Sustainable Development Goals announced by the United Nations. There are 17 goals covering aspirations such as Good Health and Well Being, Gender Equality and Quality Education.

09 April 2019

A new global research ranking, Academic Ranking for Academics by Academics (A3 ranking), has just been announced. It is an attempt to create an unbiased and transparent assessment of research impact.

The current team consists of just four people: Maxime Mussard, Alex James and Daniyar Bakir, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, and Bhaskar Choubey, University of Oxford.

05 April 2019

Universitas 21 (U21) has produced the latest edition of its ranking of national higher education system. The ranking is based on four groups of indicators: resources, environment, connectivity and output. The top three systems, unchanged from last year, are:

  1. United States
  2. Switzerland
  3. United Kingdom

01 April 2019

Times Higher Education (THE) has just released the latest edition of the Japan University Rankings. Along with the THE US and Europe rankings, these attempt to provide information about teaching-related indicators that might be helpful to students and other stakeholders. The results are therefore different from those produced by research-based rankings.

26 March 2019

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education was founded in 2004. Its annual conference brings together university leaders from the region and provides unique network opportunities.

This year’s conference opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 27th with the theme Diversity and Inclusivity of Higher Education in the Asia Pacific.

17 March 2019

Although Arab universities have begun to allocate funds for scientific research and are showing an interest in global and regional rankings the quality of research is still quite modest. An agreement between scientific publisher and information analytics company Elsevier and the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), an organisation of 280 universities, will set up the Arab Journals Platform, a network of academic journals that will improve the visibility of scientific research in the Middle East and North Africa.

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