Based on recent epidemic developments and university recommendations in Europe, it is with great regret that the organizing committee has decided to postpone the International Ranking Conference Budapest until Fall 2020. This decision was taken after close monitoring the rising global risk caused by the Covid 19 virus. Although the virus is currently assessed as low in Hungary, the European situation is changing every day in unpredictable ways. We will decide on a new date in the coming weeks, when we hope to see better the process of international travel restrictions. (more…)
The number of positions gained by Hungarian universities in different subject rankings have been growing year by year. While in 2017 there were 119 positions altogether in ARWU, Leiden, QS, THE and US News subject rankings, in 2018 this number was 132. Examining recent performance so far without QS subject rankings 2020, 102 Hungarian positions featured in rankings, comparing to 89 positions in previous year (without counting QS subject ranking). Taking a look at all appearances of institutions, ELTE tops the subject ranking lists with 69 presences during the last three years, while BME was listed 59 times, Szeged 53 times, Debrecen and CEU 49 times. At the end of the list Pécs gained 20 positions, Corvinus came with 17, 7 positions for Szent István University, and 3 for Pannon…
Main Topics: Rankings and the Decision Makers Meeting of Three Cultures: Universities, Rankings and the Social-Economic Environment Are There Theories of Rankings? Theoretical Approches about Excellence Rankings as Social and Media Phenomena Reflexions of Ranking Providers
What does the ranking phenomenon say about the classic themes of the humanities and the social sciences, and how have these scientific approaches extended our knowledge about rankings? In order to demonstrate this, a conference will be organised by Social Communication Research Group of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) as a traditional research university of humanities, arts and sciences, addressing practitioners of the humanities and social sciences. Date: April 1-2 2020, Budapest, Hungary.
An international ranking conference is organising by Eötvös Lorándt University in Budapest in early April 2020, with a special thematic: Reflections of Social Science Analysis on the University Rankings. The preparation of the event was supported by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and its organization is supported by the PADE Foundation established by the Hungarian National Bank. The importance of the conference is enhanced by the fact that IREG is a partner in the event.
Elsevier, a publishing company known for its much-debated activities, organized a meeting at one of Budapest's most elegant hotels in late June. During the meeting, experts from Hungarian universities made their views on the relationship between rankings and research excellence. The Russian Project 5-100 is a key element of the higher education policy of the Russian Federation and its main success indicator is to include the leading Russian institutions among the top 100 universities (Alex Falalev, Head of Expert Support for the Russian Academic Excelelence). IREG Vice President Waldemar Siwinski reviewed the changes in rankings. Seline Griffin described QS's latest endeavors. Elsevier's experts (Krysztof Szymansky, Marat Fatkhouline) talked about the relationship between university rankings, academic excellence and multidisciplinarity.