The contradiction of our times: a conference is held at the University of Bologna, which is about a thousand years old, about university rankings there are opposed to the traditional idea of university ... But: presentations about important new developments, for example: a USNews Ranking of Online Programs. [caption id="attachment_5003" align="alignnone" width="300"] IREG 2019 conference[/caption]
In this article 23 universities will be examined, from which 7 are Hungarian and the other 16 have similar profiles to the Hungarian ones. According to the indicator scores, most of the examined institution in the region kept their position: 15 altogether, 6 of them are Hungarian. (more…)
In the recent THE New Europe Rankings there were 53 institutes ranked using the same methodology as in THE World University Rankings (in which 1103 institutes were ranked). Indicators cover five areas, which are the following: learning environment (30%) research (30%) citation (30%) international outlook (7,5%) industry income (2,5%). According to THE New Europe, University of Tartu was on the top, ranked in the 301-350 position in THE World University Ranking. Taking the subject rankings into consideration, University of Tartu positioned itself among the best 250 institutions in several fields, such as clinical, pre-clinical & health, life sciences and computer science. While Cyprus University of Technology - ranked as the second university in the New Europe Rankings - are missing from the best 500 universities in any of the fields, it…
Excellent scientists or scientific products represented scientific excellence for lay audiences and the media traditionally. The Zeitgeistof accountability and affordability has amplified the role of various rankings in this. Among the lists of citations, impact factors, publication indexes, etc., the university rankings raise the highest interest in the media and among science policy makers as well. The actors of science need to be able to recognize the nature of these rankings, beyond the methodological dynamics and problems. Because rankings are not mainly about higher education performance. These rankings show society’s media centered nature and its effect on the academic world. In this context there is a direct lesson for science and university communicationa: rankings are the media phenomenon of a postmodern mass democracy. They are considered postmodern, because scientific and instructional…
THE came out with the ranking of the best Japanese universities for 2018. The complete list is available here. Kyoto University tops the list alongside with the University of Tokyo. The metrics are slightly different this year, focusing more on the student-factor, such as the share of international students and the number of students in international exchange programmes. It also caused a drop for Tohoku University from the second to the third place. Source: Times Higher Education 28/03/18
The event will host the launch of THE’s Emerging Economies Ranking. It will be held in partnership with Mohammed V University of Rabat from 8 to 10 May 2018. There will be different presentations, panels and discussions about topics such as how public research universities can encourage further private sector investment in tertiary education or how higher education can prove the returns on national investment. It is still possible to register for the event. Source: Times Higher Education 16/03/18
This article collected the best Australian universities in every subject QS has ranked in its newest Subject Ranking. Overall 34 Australian universities are featured on the lists. In most areas Melbourne University seems to have obtained the best positions in Australia. Many of the subject rankings also feature The Australian National University (ANU).
QS finally published their newest annual subject ranking. The ranking includes 48 subject fields, among them two new ones: classics & ancient history, and library & information management. Harvard university ranks first in most subjects, the second place is obtained by MIT, while Oxford University is third. The rankings are available here.
The Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Education and Psychology welcomed three leading ranking experts for a two-day visit in Budapest. The idea of this event comes from the research of the ELTE’s Social Communication Research Group, which carries out a special project analysing rankings on the academic level and implementing these in the practice of higher education management. The ELTE, one of the flagships of the Hungarian higher education, for the improvement of international positions of other universities too, considered it important to organise a meeting for Hungarian university representatives and ranking experts. [caption id="attachment_4836" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Waldemar Siwinski, Gero Federkeil, Dmitry Grishankov[/caption] The three guests are important figures of the international ranking world and members of the Executive Committee of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence: Waldemar…
THE will present a new ranking focused on universities’ impact on society to be launched in April 2019. THE has already started collecting data on university-business interactions. The ranking will be presented at the Innovation and Impact Summit that THE will hold in partnership with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea. Source: Times Higher Education 14/02/18