Rethinking the Rankings: The Development of a Tool for Rating Rankings

The proliferation of international university rankings has created a need for some sort of critical assessment and comparison. The Research Evaluation Working Group of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) is working to create a rating tool, Rating the Rankers, to guide researchers, students, administrators and other stakeholders in using international rankings. This […]

Maclean’s Canadian Rankings

The latest rankings of Canadian universities and colleges by the magazine Maclean’s have been published. The rankings are divided into three categories: Medical/doctoral universities that offer doctoral programmes and medical courses, Comprehensive universities that provide undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and do a significant amount of research, and Primarily Undergraduate institutions that emphasise undergraduate teaching rather […]

QS Report on International Students and COVID-19

QS has published a report on the response of international students to the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems that universities and students will have to make adjustments to their plans over the coming months. The report was based on responses from 312 current international students mainly studying in the UK, the USA, Canada, India. Russia, and […]

StuDocu Rankings by Students for Students

The Amsterdam-based website StuDocu, originally a platform for the exchange of study documents, has published an international ranking that it reports is based on a survey of 100,000 students who have used the site. Users were asked to rank universities on a scale of 0-10 for fifteen indicators some of which such as Academic Reputation […]

“60 Years of Youth, 60 Years of Brilliance” – Beijing University of Technology Anniversary

Founded in 1960 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) celebrates the 60th anniversary. BJUT has been perusing the Innovation Path to build a world-class research university. Internationalization, as one of the three major development strategies, has always played a significant role in the history of BJUT. The University established partnership with 176 universities and institutions in […]

World University Research Rankings: Europe Excels for Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research

A new international research ranking has made its debut.  The World University Research Rankings (WURR) are published by World Scientific, a leading scientific and professional publishing company based in Singapore, which is well known for publishing the Nobel Lectures. WURR do not measure only the quantity of publications or citations.  There are three elements: multidisciplinary […]

World Bank Human Capital Index

The Human Capital Index published by the World Bank was launched in 2018 as part of the Human Capital Project. It compares the knowledge, skills and health that people accumulate over a lifetime and which contribute to long term economic growth and development. The latest report is based on data accumulated before the advent of […]

US News Revises Ranking Methodology

The US News America’s Best Colleges is the protype of modern university ranking and has had an important influence on American higher education over the last few decades. The rankings are based on a mix of indicators that include graduation and retention rates, social mobility, academic reputation, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduate […]

Latest THE World Rankings Show Asian Advance

The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has just been published. Although the University of Oxford remains in first place there are signs that British and American universities continue to decline while Chinese universities advance. This year Tsinghua University reached 20th place, jointly with Duke University. The restructuring of higher […]

University rankings in the time of uncertainty – IREG 2020

Higher education is in the process of deep changes in a way it functions. This new situation will certainly affect university rankings. Many indicators in ranking methodology will become less important while some new will appear. To answer questions on the future of rankings, IREG Observatory has invited those directly involved in the construction of […]