Carnegie Classification System Under Fire

The Carnegie classification system was first published in 1973 by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and is now administered by Indiana University. The classification was based on the insight that the missions of colleges and universities in the United States are very diverse and that they should not be judged by the same standards. […]

QS Arab Region Rankings: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and UAE Perform Well

QS has released a new edition of their Arab region rankings. These contain ten indicators, some original and some derived from the World University Rankings. The top spot overall is held by King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Other Saudi universities with high scores are King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Saud […]

Maclean’s Canadian Ranking

The latest edition of Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian colleges and universities has been published. This ranking group colleges and universities into three categories: Medical doctoral schools which include institutions with doctoral programmes and medical schools Comprehensive schools which have a significant amount of research activity and offer postgraduate programmes including professional degrees Primarily undergraduate […]

University Blockchain Ranking

CoinDesk has announced the second edition of its University Blockchain Ranking. The first edition was confined to the USA while the current ranking covers 230 international institutions. The ranking is “a holistic snapshot of the intersection between this transformative technology and institutions of higher education.” The ranking is restricted to those universities in the top […]

New Edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings, now in their fourth year of publication, are an effort to find the universities that produce the most employable graduates.  There are five indicators: Employer reputation (30%) derived from the QS World University Rankings Alumni outcomes (25%) Partnerships with employers per faculty (25%) Employer/Student Connections (10%) Graduate employment rate (10%). […]

U-Multirank Rankings Include Cooperation Index

U-Multirank is a “multi-dimensional user driven” approach to global university ranking that provides comparative data on performance in teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation, and regional engagement. It is run by a consortium that includes the Centre for Higher Education, Germany, the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, Netherlands, the […]

US News Best Colleges 2022

The latest edition of the US News Best Colleges has just been published. Now in its 37th year, it has long dominated the US ranking industry, although in recent years there has been debate over its validity and fairness. The methodology has changed significantly over the years and a number of changes have been introduced […]

Indian Institutes of Technology Dominate National Rankings

Indian universities have never performed well in the major global rankings and there has been considerable concern over their validity and fairness, especially with the methodology of the Times Higher Education and QS world rankings. In recent years the Indian government has developed the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), now in its sixth year. It […]

THE World Rankings: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia Rising

Times Higher Education (THE) has completed its virtual summit, a “Festival of Data”, hosted by the University of Toronto. In addition to various sessions and masterclasses the results of the 2022 World University Rankings were revealed. The current methodology is based on five pillars: Teaching (five indicators) 30% Research (three indicators) 30% Citations: research impact […]

Moscow Three University Missions Ranking (MosIUR) 2021

The “Three Missions” ranking assesses, for the first time the third — public — mission of a university, along with science and education. The ranking is based on objective criteria, and does not depend on expert voting. Instead of surveys, it uses official published data from universities, as well as data from reputable international information […]