Latest URAP: Is Harvard’s Dominance Coming to an End?

The latest edition of University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) provides more evidence that Harvard’s international research dominance is slipping. URAP is published by Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. It is a research-based rank derived from the InCites database. The six indicators in the ranking are: Current Scientific Productivity measured by articles published […]

The Appearance of Predatory Ranking?

Academics have long been concerned about the proliferation of predatory journals that publish substandard papers with little or no review in return for a substantial fee. In recent years a number of predatory conferences have made their appearance. Some researchers have now noted the appearance of what is described as a predatory ranking. An article […]

QS’s EECA Rankings Show Large Gap Between Europe and Central Asia

QS have released the latest edition of their ranking of universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA). These rankings have become quite popular in recent years with over fifty new universities signing up for the new edition. The methodology is based on the QS World University Rankings but with significant additions, including International Research […]

IREG welcomes new members

The IREG family is growing. This month four higher education institutions were admitted as full members of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.

ISC Rankings: Tsinghua ahead of Oxbridge, Saudi Arabia leads the Islamic World

The Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) was established in 2008 with the objective of indexing scientific journals in the Islamic world, supporting and monitoring Islamic research networks and comparing and evaluating international and Islamic universities. It has published rankings of Islamic universities since 2013-14 and world university rankings since 2018. The world rankings are […]

France Moves Ahead in Financial Times European Business School Ranking

The Financial Times has just published the latest edition of its ranking of European business schools. This ranking combines the scores for three rankings published in 2021, MBA, Executive MBA, and Masters in Management, and two published in 2020, the Open and the Custom rankings. French business schools performed especially well and appear to have […]

University dean might go to jail for reporting fraudulent data to rankings organizations

A jury in Pennsylvania found a former dean of the Temple University School of Business in Philadelphia guilty of fraud related to falsifying information for the US News & World Report Best Colleges. What Moshe Porat did, according to the Justice Department, was “conspired and schemed to deceive the school’s applicants, students, and donors into believing […]

StuDocu: Students Rank their Universities

StuDocu is an EdTech company based in Amsterdam that helps students share study materials. It has asked students to rank their universities according to a number of criteria including some that do not appear in conventional rankings. Students were asked to rank their universities on a scale of 1 to 10 for the following categories: […]

U-Multirank: gender imbalance in higher education

U-Multirank published analysis on gender balance. Data from the 2021 U-Multirank edition  confirm that still today there are strong gender imbalances among males and females in academic careers. While women in total count for half or more of bachelor’s (BA) and master’s (MA) students, their share is smaller among PhD students (48%), academic staff (44%) and […]