New Highly Cited Researchers List Published

Clarivate Analytics just published the latest list of Highly Cited Researchers. Although much criticised, the list is very influential and is an indicator in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). There has been increased emphasis on detecting research misconduct such as checking for retracted papers, excessive self-citation or group citation, and implausibly high […]

More Than Our Rank

“More Than Our Rank” is an initiative from the Research Evaluation Group of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS). It provides an opportunity for “universities who are proud of their ranking position but also recognize the limitations of the indicators used, and for those who feel that the rankings do not reflect their […]

PitchBook Identifies Top Universities for Entrepreneurs

PitchBook is a financial data and software company with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. It publishes lists of universities whose alumni have started venture capital-backed companies. The rankings can be filtered by size and region, and for public or private institutions. The top universities are concentrated in North America, the UK, […]

US News Announces Global Rankings: East Asia and the Middle East Show Gains

US News has announced the latest edition of the Best Global Universities. As expected, the first five places are held by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley and Oxford. However, the rankings also show that East Asian and Middle Eastern universities are making advances in key disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, and Computer Science. These are […]

QS Arab Rankings Measure Regional Excellence

Over the last few years, the number of regional rankings has increased as it has become apparent that the better-known global rankings are not always appropriate for institutions in many parts of the world, especially in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Consequently, some ranking agencies have started to produce regional rankings QS Quacquarelli Symonds have […]

THE World Rankings Results Announced

Times Higher Education (THE) has released the results of their latest World University Rankings. It looks as though this will be the last ranking under the methodology that has been used since 2010, and next year’s may look rather different. The overall first place goes to Oxford, followed by followed by Harvard, Cambridge, Stanford, and […]

IREG under the German magnifying glass

A team of researchers from the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany led by Dr. Jelenka Brankovic published a paper  “Spreading the Gospel – Legitimating university rankings as boundary work”. The paper analysis in detail the activities and position of IREG Observatory on the international higher education landscape.

AD Scientific Index Lists Leading Scientists and Universities

The AD Scientific Index is published by Murat Alper and Cihan Doger of the University of Health Sciences, Ankara. It is a ranking system based on Google Scholar h-index scores. There are various tables for countries, scientists, and universities, including research institutes, based on the h-index while additional indicator ranks are available for universities. The […]

CoinDesk Announces University Blockchain Ranking

CoinDesk, the digital currency news site, has published the third edition of its ranking of universities with the greatest impact on blockchain. The list of fifty universities is based on a shortlist of all universities in one of the four global rankings: US News Best Global Universities, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, QS […]

Bloomberg Best Business Schools Ranking

The world’s business schools have been through a period of rapid change following the pandemic. They have been forced to develop new tools for online learning and have nurtured a growing concern for sustainability and diversity. An article by Dimitra Kessenides in Bloomberg UK reports on the emergence of global business schools from the problems […]