QS Subject Rankings 2018 released

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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.
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Ranking Workshop in Budapest: New Cooperations

Ranking Workshop in Budapest: New Cooperations

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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…
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THE to launch new innovation ranking

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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
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Dispersible Meritocracy

Dispersible Meritocracy

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/Part of Volume "Measured or Communicated? – University Rankings as the Media Representations of Higher Education" by Gyorgy Fabri My argument therefore is based on the notion competence hat there has been a much wider change in the social perception of the rankings, which points far beyond the issue of rankings. The professional (scientific and educational) performance of universities had been acknowledged by a social consensus several hundreds of years old as part of the competence of the academic world – and this changed drastically by the end of the 20th century. And this is not obvious in the sense that it is quite difficult to give an answer within higher education to the question why the professional activities of a university professor or a student wishing to study should be…
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New: Enrollments Decline at U.S. Institutions

New: Enrollments Decline at U.S. Institutions

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There is a significant decline in applications and enrolments of international students in U.S. universities and colleges for the first time since 2003. It seems the new immigration policies of the United States make the international students think twice before coming to the U.S. to study. While they are rarely affected by the policies directly, their perception of the country as a welcoming one for students and scholars has been influenced by them.  
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THE – Asia University Rankings 2018: results announced

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Here you can see THE’s list of the best Asian universities in 2018. The first place is obtained by the National University of Singapore for the third time in a row. Tsinghua University comes second in the ranking as the best Chinese university, taking the place over from Peking University. Overall China has 63 institutions featured on the list.       Source: Times Higher Education 06/02/18
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Where did business schools and MBAs go wrong?

Where did business schools and MBAs go wrong?

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There has been a significant rise in the costs of business schools and also a change in the purpose of their programmes. It seems they have become businesses themselves, offering solutions to their “customers” on how to start their own businesses or enterprises. Their high costs also mean that the students graduating at these schools are often not qualified for the work they do, which might also have a negative impact on economy.
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This is how a scholar behaves

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It is every scholar’s task to adopt a way in which to communicate with, help and teach students in their classroom. This article has some suggestions as to how to build one’s teaching persona, the way they will behave in the role of the teacher. The writer suggests scholars to project confidence, empathy and the traits they want the students to adopt, adding that it is much easier to change what you do in class as a teacher than changing who you are as a person.
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