Ranking News

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

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THE Plans New Methodology

The Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings have been very popular with the media and administrators of the traditional elite of global academia. They have,

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US News Publishes 2022-23 Rankings

The US News has been in the ranking business for nearly four decades. Despite significant criticism and methodological changes “America’s Best Colleges” has been closely

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NTU Rankings Chart Long-Term

The NTU Rankings, officially known as the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, are now produced by the National Taiwan University. They are

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Rankometer Simplifies Global Rankings

Rankometer is a composite global university ranking produced by AppliedHE of Singapore. It combines the ranks of universities in five of the better-known rankings: Times

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ASEAN Private University Ranking

Around the world, private institutions account for a large and growing part of the higher education sector.  Unfortunately, most of them have been neglected by

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Research Handbook on University Rankings

Edward Elgar has published the Research Handbook on University Rankings: Theory, Methodology, Influence and Impact, edited by Ellen Hazelkorn, Professor Emerita Dublin Technological University, and

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The Appearance of Predatory Ranking?

Academics have long been concerned about the proliferation of predatory journals that publish substandard papers with little or no review in return for a substantial

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IREG welcomes new members

The IREG family is growing. This month four higher education institutions were admitted as full members of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.

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Business Education Moves East

The latest Financial Times (FT) ranking Executive MBA programmes indicate that the global center of gravity for business education is moving eastwards. One remarkable feature

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Elsevier Updates Ranking Guide

Elsevier has issued an updated (August 10) edition of its guide to university rankings for research leaders. It contains some basic information that might be

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Shanghai Rankings 2021

The latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Rankings, has been published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. This

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Best US Universities for Coders

CodeSignal is a technical assessment platform that has just released its first university ranking report based on the coding skills of Computer Science students in

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Latin American Ranking from THE

Times Higher Education (THE) has published the latest edition of their Latin American rankings. These are based on the methodology of the THE World University

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US News Ranks American High Schools

In addition to America’s Best colleges and Best Global Universities the US News also produces rankings of high schools. The latest edition shows that excellence

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Top-200 Ukraine 2021 ranking published

The international centre ”Euroosvita” has published the fifteenth ranking of higher education institutions of Ukraine “Top-200 Ukraine 2021”. This year’s ranking was calculated on the

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Shanghai Subject Rankings

Shanghai Ranking has released its annual subject rankings. There are 58 rankings in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The rankings

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Computer Science Research Rankings Announced

Guide2Research is a Philippines-based Computer Science research portal. It collects information on top conferences, journals, scientists and institutions. It was originally created by Imed Bouchikra,

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Iraq National University Rankings

The Nab’a Al-Hayat Foundation of Iraq has just announced the publication of its national university rankings. These provide data going back to 2008, when there

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THE Impact Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has published its latest Impact Rankings. These measure the contributions of universities to meeting the 17 sustainable development goals announced by

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South African Research Assessment

In 2019 the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa evaluated the research output of local universities. An article in the Mail

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Academic Freedom Index

The Academic Freedom Index is published by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). The latest edition is the result of collaboration between researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität

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IREG welcomes four new members

The IREG family has gain four new members: Al Maarefa University (UM), Riyadh – Dariyah, Saudi Arabia, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM), Warsaw, Poland, Kazakhstan Association

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Italian Rectors Report on Rankings

The Working Group of the Conference of Italian University Rectors has published a report on international rankings edited by Mirko Degli Esposti of the University

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Ranking University Influence

Academic Influence is a site maintained by academics and data scientists with the objective of providing “an objective, non-gameable influence-based ranking for the people, schools,

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New European Engineering Rankings

The European Ranking of Engineering Programs (EngiRank) is a pilot project for the ranking of engineering institutions and programs in 13 countries that joined the

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Libya Introduces Ranking System

Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011 and that has had a dire effect on the country’s universities and research capacity. Libyan

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Elsevier Report on University Rankings

Elsevier, the leading academic publisher, has just published a report, University rankings: A report for research leaders, on the global ranking scene. The report acknowledges

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THE Reveals Superbrand Universities

Reputation is a significant factor in the dominance of modern English-speaking universities and it is an indicator in the Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings,

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Maclean’s Canadian Rankings

The latest rankings of Canadian universities and colleges by the magazine Maclean’s have been published. The rankings are divided into three categories: Medical/doctoral universities that

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World Bank Human Capital Index

The Human Capital Index published by the World Bank was launched in 2018 as part of the Human Capital Project. It compares the knowledge, skills

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US News Revises Ranking Methodology

The US News America’s Best Colleges is the protype of modern university ranking and has had an important influence on American higher education over the

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India Rejects Global Rankings

India has never done well in any kind of international education comparison, but Indian universities have done especially badly in global university rankings. There are

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UniRank Publishes Youtube Rankings

Recent events have increased the importance of social media in tertiary education. The Australian based search engine UniRank (formerly ic4u) has produced several global rankings

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Computer Science Research Ranking

Guide2Research, a portal of computer science research, has published the latest edition of its University Ranking for Computer Science and Electronics. Data are derived from

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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H-index Under Fire

The h-index has been a major tool for the assessment of university research over the last few years. The index is included in Google Scholar

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THE Japan University Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has produced the latest edition of its Japan University Rankings. These are part of a series that includes European and US

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Rankings and Engineering Graduates

A survey by the Institute of Engineering and Technology has shown that many British engineering and technology companies are concerned about the lack of practical

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Rating the Rankers 

There have been many complaints about university rankings and observers have suggested that the rankers themselves should be subject to some sort of ranking or rating. The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS), an association of groups

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Best US Music Schools 2020

Audio Assemble is a music industry site that produces a variety of lists. They recently announced the collection of data about 250 top music schools

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Invitation to ranking conference in Budapest

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), a member of IREG Observatory, invites to international conference: Humanities and Social Sciences about University Rankings, Budapest, Hungary, 1-2 April 2020.

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PISA results: East Asia in the Lead

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is published every three years by the OECD and has received a large amount of media attention. It

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Citations headache…

At the end of every year, the complete picture of annual university rankings is unveiled. As for every university administrator (whether my colleagues admit it

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News from Ireg Members

Polish universities are aiming high!

A short video Polish Universities – Aiming High, produced by the Perspektywy Education Foundation, tells about steps of ambitious higher education institutions in Poland taken

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