IREG welcomes new members from Tunisia, Poland and Germany

Three new members: University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia), Rzeszow University of Technology (Poland) and “e-kvadrat” (Germany) were unanimously admitted as members of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence by the General Assembly that met in Warsaw, Poland on 24 June afterward the IREG 2022 Conference.

Leiden Ranking: Eastern Europe leads for Gender and UK for Open Access

Leiden Ranking is produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University. It provides a variety of bibliometric indicators and is highly regarded by the international research community. In recent years it has added measures of gender equity and open access. The indicators are derived from the Web of Science database, including […]

Nature Index: Latest Edition Shows Western Research Decline

The latest edition of Nature Index appears to show that the production of high-quality scientific research in North America and Europe has declined alarmingly. The ranking is based on a list of the most highly regarded journals in four broad fields, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physical Sciences. It covers only a […]

IREG 2022 Conference met in Warsaw

After the two years of the COVID pandemic IREG 2022 Conference met again in person. Some 150 HE experts from all over the world debated the “Academic Rankings at the Crossroads” in the Old Library of the University of Warsaw, 23-24 June. The key presentations were made by: Micheal Murphy, head of the European University […]

Waldemar Siwinski elected President of IREG Observatory

The General Assembly of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence meeting in Warsaw, Poland on 24 June, elected Waldemar Siwinski (Poland) its president and members of the Executive Committee for the term in office 2022-2026.  Gero Federkeil, head of Multirank (Germany), became the vice president. The Executive Committee also include Ying Chen co-creator of the Shanghai Ranking (China); Bob […]

 “Top-200 Ukraine 2022” ranking published in the face of the war 

To stress the importance of the European integration processes for higher education in Ukraine, the weights of international performance indicators (results in world rankings) are set higher than the weights of national indicators. Only data available on the open web sources published by the independent national and international organizations was used. The methodology of the […]

QS World Rankings: No Surprises This Year

The latest edition of the QS Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings has just been published. There have been few dramatic changes in the overall rankings, which is evidence for their general reliability. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continues to hold first place. Cambridge is now second and has overtaken Oxford. Universities in France, China and […]

Where do the Best US Computer Science Graduates Come From?

Over the last few years, there have been complaints that the leading US universities are failing to prepare their graduates for the realities of the 21st century workplace. Further evidence for this is  provided by the publication of a ranking by CodeSignal, a San Francisco based assessment and interview platform. The ranking is based on […]

Who are the Digital Leaders in Higher Education?

The French consulting company, Emerging, has produced a ranking, Digital Leaders in Higher Education, published in Times Higher Education. The ranking is based on an analysis of executives in leading international digital companies and a field survey by Trendence, the German market research company, of executives and young digital professionals. Emerging compiled tables for Best […]

Are Chinese Universities Leaving the Rankings?

For some time, a number of countries have expressed dissatisfaction with the global rankings, especially those based in the UK. Russia has abandoned its Five Top 100 project which aimed at getting universities into the world’s top 100. A number of the elite Indian Institutes of Technology have boycotted the Times Higher Education (THE) World […]