Ranking of Entrepreneurial Universities by PitchBook

PitchBook is a financial data and software company with offices in Seattle, London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Among its various activities is the publication of university rankings based on graduates who have raised venture capital during the last decade. The global ranking table includes three universities from Australia, seven from Europe, […]

Latest Edition of the Taiwan Rankings

The NTU rankings, also known as the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, began life in 2007 as a project of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT), evaluating 500 international universities. Since then, it has expanded to over 1,000 universities and has been transferred to the National Taiwan University. […]

Leiden Ranking Announces Open-Source Ranking

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, Netherlands, has announced that it will publish a new university ranking next year using open data and open algorithms. This will complement the current rankings derived from data in the Web of Science. According to Ludo Waltman, Deputy Director of CWTS, most current rankings […]

A New US National Ranking from the Wall Street Journal

In the last few years national and regional university rankings have become more prominent as interest in global rankings has receded. It is likely that there will be more national rankings if international student mobility continues to decline. The Wall Street Journal has just published the 2024 edition of the Best Colleges in the USA. […]

Five new members from Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan joined IREG Observatory in August

The General Assembly admitted and welcomed as full members of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence the following institutions: Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates Al Ain University, United Arab Emirates Tashkent Institute of Finance, Uzbekistan UAE Higher Education Excellence Framework (Ministry of Education), United Arab Emirates […]

Rankings and Higher Education Initiatives

A study of the relationship between global rankings and national higher education initiatives and global rankings has been published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications by Congbin Guo, Peking University, Jiaqui Wu, China Agricultural University, and Tizhen Hu, Peking University. The article notes that several countries, including Germany, Russia, China, South Korea, India, Poland, Saudi […]

Shanghai Rankings Reveal Rising and Declining University Systems

The Shanghai Rankings, officially known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), are the oldest of the global university rankings and their methodology has remained stable over two decades, aside from some adjustments to the Highly Cited Researchers indicator. University ranks are based entirely on objective data derived from third party sources. There are […]

Report on Rankings from the Netherlands

In recent years there has been considerable concern about the impact of international rankings, especially the well-known ones, on higher education. This has led in some cases to announcements of a withdrawal of cooperation. A recent “recommendation paper” by a group of Dutch experts was prepared by a group of Dutch experts for Universities of […]

Webometrics: the Most Inclusive Global Ranking

The Ranking Web of Universities, better known as Webometrics, is published twice a yuear by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Higher Council of Scientific Research) in Madrid. It is the most inclusive of all the rankings, comprising over 30,000 institutions. There are currently three indicators: Visibility; external networks […]

URAP Shows a Polarised Research World

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) has been published annually by the Informatics Institute at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, since 2009 and its field-based ranking since 2011. It is based entirely on public bibliometric data derived from InCItes. There are six indicators as follows: Article; Current scientific productivity 2021 (21% weighting) Citation; […]