Report on University Rankings from South African

The Council on Higher Education, located in Pretoria, South Africa, has published a report on university rankings, which Sioux McKenna researched and drafted. The report focuses on five rankings: the Shanghai Rankings, the QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Webometrics, and the National Taiwan University Rankings. Other ranking systems are […]

Latest Ranking from CWUR

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is now based in the United Arab Emirates. It publishes annual global rankings with seven indicators as follows: Education: alumni who have achieved academic awards (25% weighting) Employability: alumni who have held top positions in public companies (25%) Faculty: faculty members who have received academic awards (10%) Research: […]

Losers and Winners in the New THE Asian Ranking

Times Higher Education (THE) have announced the latest results of their Asian University Rankings at a summit in Kuala Lumpur. These results reflect significant methodological changes to the world rankings and further adjustments to the regional rankings. The Asian rankings now have a “pillar” that combines the number of patents citing a university’s research with […]

What happens to universities that leave ranking?

In an article in University World News  “THE’ rankings: What happens to universities that leave” Richard Holmes analyses what happens (ranking and reputation wise) to universities that decided to no longer provide their data to the THE’ WUR. Holmes focuses on technology universities in India to see if leaving THE ranking really hurts their standing […]

Shanghai Announces Best Chinese Universities

Shanghai Ranking has announced the latest edition of the Best Chinese Universities Ranking. The leader is Tsinghua University, followed by Peking University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Fudan University. This order is the same as that of the 2015 ranking. The indicators used in this ranking, according to machine translation from Chinese, are: […]

Open Data and Global Rankings

Caroline Wagner’s article, originally published in The Conversation and republished in University World News, brings to light a shift in data collection and analysis. This shift, which is likely to enhance the international standing of Chinese universities, is largely attributed to the role of open databases. The author notes the bias towards Western and English-using […]

QS Subject Rankings: Excellent Performance from Harvard, MIT and Oxford

QS Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) have announced the results of their World University Rankings by Subject 2024. These provide rankings of five broad and fifty-five narrow subjects. The methodology is somewhat different from the main world rankings published by QS. It does not include faculty-student ratio, sustainability, or international students and faculty. The five metrics used […]

Elsevier (UK), ECLBS (Latvia) and TUIT (Uzbekistan) join IREG as members

The IREG Observatory General Assembly by electronic vote admitted the following new members: Elsevier Ltd, (London, UK) A global publisher of scientific journals, leader in information and analytics. European Council of Leading Business Schools & Institutes (ECLBS) (Riga, Latvia) An association of quality assurance bodies and universities and trade associations close to business education, and […]

IREG 2024 Conference in Bucharest, Romania 7-8 November

Waldemar Siwinski, president of IREG recently visited Bucharest where he met with Prof. Remus Procopie, rector of the SNSPA University and high-ranking representatives of Romania’s higher education authorities. Also present at the talks was Jan Sadlak, former president of IREG. The SNSPA University, a member of IREG, agreed to host the IREG 2024 Conference to […]

Research in University Rankings

An article by Irfan Ayhan of Sabanci University, Istambul, Turkye, ‘Research Trends in University Rankings: A Scoping Review of the Top 100 Most Cited Articles in Academic Journals from 2017 to 2021’, has been published in the European Review. It analyses the most frequently cited academic articles on university rankings. The study found that the […]