European Business Schools Rise as the US Elite Abandons the Economist MBA Rankings

The latest edition of the Economist full-time MBA ranking has just been published. In 2019 it was dominated by prestigious US schools such as Chicago, Harvard, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, UCLA, Berkeley and Stanford. It seems that the top US business schools have refused to take part in the Economist rankings, leaving the way open for European […]

TIMSS Report a Grim warning for US Universities

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) is a series of international tests of science and mathematics knowledge conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The tests are taken by students in US Grades four and eight or equivalent. The most recent tests were conducted in 2019 and […]

Transparent Ranking Indicator from Webometrics

The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group affiliated to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain, has just announced the latest edition of its Transparent Ranking, which is currently in the Beta stage and which will be incorporated at the end of this month in the Ranking Web of Universities. This indicator is based […]

Should rankings measure academic freedom, too?

The Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin along with two German and one American universities have been measuring the level of academic freedom in 144 countries relaying on assessments of several thousand vetted experts across the world and an innovative statistical methodology. Among elements taken into consideration in the creation of the Academic Freedom Index […]

Ranking University Influence

Academic Influence is a site maintained by academics and data scientists with the objective of providing “an objective, non-gameable influence-based ranking for the people, schools, and disciplines that make up higher education.” The site reports that it uses artificial intelligence to combine citations, links and semantic information from databases such as Wikipedia and Crossref with […]

Study Criticises Chinese Higher Education Policy

In recent years Chinese scientific research and higher education have developed dramatically. Chinese universities have risen rapidly through global and regional rankings and the number of papers and citations from researchers in places such as Zhejiang and Tsinghua is now approaching, or in some fields surpassing, that of elite western institutions. These developments have been […]

Aggregate Ranking Scoreboard from Australia

The Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities (ARTU) is published by the University of New South Wales. It is not an original ranking but rather a combination of three well-known rankings: the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the QS World University Rankings. It is quite valuable since […]

Universitas Indonesia Announces Latest Green Ranking

Universitas Indonesia has published the GreenMetric ranking since 2010. This measures the commitment of universities to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable world economy. The top levels of the ranking are dominated by Western European and Southeast Asian universities, especially those in Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland and the UK. Data was submitted by universities between […]

New European Engineering Rankings

The European Ranking of Engineering Programs (EngiRank) is a pilot project for the ranking of engineering institutions and programs in 13 countries that joined the European Union in 2004 or after: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Malta. It is a product of a partnership of the Perspektywy […]

University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP)

The 2020-21 edition of University Ranking by Academic Performance has just been published by the URAP Research Laboratory at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. This is a straightforward research-based ranking that tends to favour larger institutions such as the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan rather than, for example, California Institute of […]