Rector of IREG member, appointed Minister of HE of Uzbekistan

Kongratbay Sharipov rector of Tashkent State University of Economics has been appointed Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Tashkent State University of Economics, a member of IREG Observatory hosted the IREG 2023 Conference last April. It is a good occasion to thank Prof. Sharipov and his TSUE staff once […]

CWTS Leiden Publishes First Open Ranking

The CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies) at Leiden University has announced a significant step forward in its quest for transparency and honesty in the publication of global university rankings. CWTS has already been ranking universities according to the number and proportion of open-access publications. Last year, British institutions, including the London School of […]

Latest Reputation Ranking from THE

Times Higher Education (THE) has published the latest edition of its reputation rankings. This is based on a survey of researchers who were published in journals indexed in the Scopus database over a five-year period. Before 2022 this was conducted by Elsevier but has since been brought in-house. The survey was conducted between October 2022 […]

Indonesia HE Strives for World Class Status

An article in University World News by Kafil Yamin reports that Indonesia is actively seeking to enhance the status and international presence of its universities. The country’s education minister has stated that it is actively supporting public and private universities to achieve world class status. There have been concerns about the quality of Indonesian research […]

New Ranking from Research.com

The Research.com ranking Is derived from data in the Microsoft Academic Graph at the end of 2022. It measures the H index of researchers affiliated with global universities. Affiliation information is taken from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. The ranking is based on citations accumulated over a career so there is a clear bias […]

Nature Index Documents the Rise of Chinese Research

Nature Index is a ranking based on primary research articles in 145 highly reputed journals in the medical and natural sciences. Last November, it published a supplement about the rising stars of the international research world. It is clear that China is by far the fastest-rising country as far as publications in Nature Index are […]

New Ranking of Arab Universities

The first edition of the Arab Ranking of Universities has been published. This ranking is produced by the Arab Ranking of Universities Council, which is sponsored by the General Secretariat of the Arab League, the Arab League of Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation, and the Association of Arab Universities. The largest number of universities is […]

URAP Announces New Ranking

University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is published by the URAP Research Laboratory at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. It is a research-based ranking that uses data from InCites and now ranks 3000 universities. There are three Mainland Chinese universities in this year’s top ten and twenty-three in the top one hundred. The […]

Revised edition of IREG Guidelines for Stakeholders of Academic Rankings published

The public has the right to an independent, outside opinion on higher education. Rankings are a source of such independent information. While rankings popularity has been steadily growing, some universities find it difficult to accept the idea of outside assessment. This is one of the reasons why IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence published […]

Publication of UI GreenMetric Results

The UI GreenMetric University Ranking is produced by Universitas Indonesia and assesses university contributions to sustainability. It began in 2010 with 95 universities and now covers 1185 institutions in 84 countries. The 2023 UI GreenMetric Rankings was announced in Dubai on December 5th, 2023. There are six indicators based on data submitted by universities: Settings […]