How to Rank African Research?

African universities, with the exception of a few in South Africa and Egypt, have not performed well in the better-known global rankings and in some cases have not been ranked at all. In consequence, African academics and journalists have often resorted to constructing rankings by extracting data from Webometrics and UniRank. Meanwhile researchers and lecturers […]

QS Announces First USA Rankings

The current coronavirus crisis has caused a dramatic decline in the numbers of internationally mobile students that is likely to continue for several years. Global rankings will probably become less significant and there will be renewed interest in the national assessment and comparison of universities. One sign of this is the first edition of the […]

Nature Index: Chinese Research Supremacy

The Nature Index is a ranking of institutions and countries according to publications in a group of highly selective science journals. This year’s institutional table is headed by the Chinese Academy of Science followed by Harvard University and the Max Planck Society of Germany. The leading countries are the USA, China and Germany. The Index […]

CHE Ranking Rates German Universities

The Centre for Higher Education (CHE) has been publishing rankings of German universities since 1998. The latest edition, which was published recently in cooperation with Die Zeit newspaper, does not provide an overall rank or a composite score but compares departments in140 universities in Germany and Austria and over “250 universities of applied sciences and […]

Universitas 21 Final Ranking of Higher Education Systems

Universitas 21 has announced the “ninth and final” ranking of national higher education systems which is based on four groups of indicators: Resources, Environment, Connectivity and Output. Universitas 21 is a network of research universities now consisting of 27 universities in 18 countries. It is concerned with student employability, researcher engagement and educational innovation among […]

Round University Rankings Show Chinese and Indian Success

The Moscow based Round University Rankings use bibliometric and survey data from Clarivate Analytics combined with information from the institutions. There are 20 indicators grouped in 4 clusters: Teaching (40% weighting), Research (40%), International Diversity (10%), and Financial Sustainability (10%). Altogether 828 universities are ranked. These rankings are based on a broad range of metrics […]

QS Ranks Online MBA Courses

The current crisis has spurred a massive shift to online teaching and learning. The publication of the QS online MBA rankings is therefore especially appropriate.  Although over half of the ranked schools are located in the USA the top school for the fourth year is IE Business School in Madrid. Australian universities are also well […]

THE Impact Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the results of its second global impact rankings. These rankings measure universities’ contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals announced by the United Nations. These include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, and gender equality. THE claims that the release of these rankings should be […]

Indian Institutes of Technology Boycott THE Rankings

For some years Indian institutions have not performed well in the global rankings. This is especially true of the Times Higher Education (THE) world and regional rankings. In the most recent THE World University Rankings no Indian university reached the top 300 and only three were in the top 400. One of those in the […]

Index Shows World Talent Gap Widening

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GCTI), now six years old, is a measure of the ability of countries to “grow, attract and retain talent.”