QS World University Rankings By Subject 2021 is out now

QS World University Rankings By Subject 2021 is out now

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QS has published its newest subject rankings in 5 broader subject areas and 51 subjects. The 2021 edition ranked 1440 institutions in 85 countries, based on data regarding nearly 14000 individual university programmes and almost 14 million publications. USA continues to shine out with the most ranked programmes and with the two most successful institutions, Harvard and MIT, each topping the tables in 12 subjects. UK, China, Australia, and Germany complete the Top 5 by number of institutions ranked. Russia has a record number of Top 20 appearances and Singapore can also be highlighted with two first places in 2021. On the contrary, Japanese institutions continue to decline in performance. Hungarian institutions have been ranked in all five subject areas and 24 subjects, with a total of 11 institutions appearing…
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In Our Own Field – THE Emerging Economics Ranking

In Our Own Field – THE Emerging Economics Ranking

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In THE Emerging Economics Ranking institutions are ranked using THE World University Ranking Indicators, but assigning different weights to each indicator. This ranking includes only universities in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group, where Hungary is listed as advanced emerging country. In this ranking, both the learning environment and research are ranked 30%, while research influence is only 20% (compared to 30% in World University Ranking), and international outlook and knowledge transfer both weight 10-10% (as opposed to 7.5% and 2.5%). Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/sites/default/files/emergingeconomies2020methodologytable.jpg At first, in 2014 THE Emerging Economies ranked the top 100 institutes, then the number of ranked institutions rose to 200 and 300, and this year the rankings of more than 500 institutions from 47 countries were announced. The number of rival institutions for…
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Hungarian Universities  in Subject Rankings – 2019

Hungarian Universities in Subject Rankings – 2019

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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…
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International Ranking-Conference 2020 Budapest – Partnership with the IREG!

International Ranking-Conference 2020 Budapest – Partnership with the IREG!

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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.
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Elsevier about Rankings

Elsevier about Rankings

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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.
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QS 2020: Upward Universities of Central and Eastern Europe

QS 2020: Upward Universities of Central and Eastern Europe

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Leading universities in the region are generally characterized by improving ranking positions in QS's newly published university rankings. While last year there were strikingly many Austrian, Finnish, Polish and so on. institution placement has deteriorated, and now we see a sort of correction: almost all universities in the region have maintained or even improved their QS ranking. Among the Hungarian universities University of Szeged was one worse, ELTE one better. It is impressive to see the progress made by previously ranked universities: all Austrian universities have achieved a better positions, most of them with a large improvement of 10-15%. The Finns are in a worse position than last year, but Helsinki and Aalto did not deteriorate further. At Charles University (Prague), the deterioration of the last half decade seems to…
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EngiRank – How can the performance of engineering training be measured?

EngiRank – How can the performance of engineering training be measured?

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Measures of excellence in higher education may differ from one discipline to another, and this is increasingly recognized by ranking makers. In response to the need for more specialized rankings, the EngiRank project, which has been sponsored by the TEMPUS pprogramme, has organized a long-standing benchmarking center, the Polish Perspektivy Foundation, to explore the potential of engineering training. The first step in the expert consultation was the seminar which was held in Warsaw on 16 May 2019. The main topics were: Waldemar Siwinski, President, Perspektywy Education Foundation (Poland), Vice President, IREG Observatory: - Why do we need a new ranking of the engineering education? Pawel Poszytek, Director General, Foundation for the Development of the Education System FRSE (Poland): - University and business – education for the public good Kazimierz Bilanow,…
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IREG 2019 Bologna Now – a Short Reflection about Feeling

IREG 2019 Bologna Now – a Short Reflection about Feeling

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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]
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