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 […]

THE Impact Rankings Measure Commitment to Sustainability

Time Higher Education (THE) have published the latest edition of their Impact Rankings. These assess progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) declared by the United Nations. Progress is measured by research on topics related to the goals and a variety of programmes and policies. For example, SDG 1, No Poverty, is measured by […]

IREG Observatory suspends Russian universities

Eight Russian universities, members of IREG Observatory signed the statement of the Russian Union of Rectors in support of the war against Ukraine. Finding this action in clear violation of the principles of honor and honesty underscored in the Statute, IREG Observatory at the meeting in Paris decided to suspend membership of: Federal University, Lobachevsky […]

QS Subject Rankings: The Turning of the Chinese Tide?

QS have just published the latest edition of their subject rankings, which are heavily biased towards research. The indicators, the weighting of which according to subject and field, are academic reputation, employer reputation, citations, H-index, and international research network. This year’s rankings are dominated as usual by the two New England schools, Massachusetts Institute of […]

SCImago Rankings Measure Contributions to Innovation

The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) are published by the SCImago Lab, now part of a Spanish consulting company. They provide data on research, innovation and societal impact and include universities, companies, public agencies, companies, and research centres. SCImago provides overall, research, innovation, and societal rankings. The research rankings are based on publications and citations and […]