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.
More than 15 university presidents will speak at THE’s World Academic Summit between 25-27 of September along other speakers. The topic of the summit will be “The transformative power of research: advancing knowledge, driving economies, building nations”. The summit will take place at the National University of Singapore.
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.
The positions of faculties show a very stabile tendency: on the first ranking places we find the leading universities of Hungary's capitol. The No. 1 is the Corvinus University of Budapest Business School, since 2012, but in this period the other members of the TOP10 are similar too: three institutes (Faculty of Humanities, of Education and Psychology, of Law) belong to Eotvos Lorand University, three (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, of Mechanical Engineering, of of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology) belong to Budapest University of Technology and Economics. And the latest results: (more…)
Highlight: the main groups: best positions: Austria, Finnland; the second line: Czech Republic (Charles University) Poland (Univeristy Jagello, University Warsaw); between second and third lines: Hungary (Eotvos Lorand University, University of Debrecen) [table id=19 /]
'10 Principles to Guide the Responsible Use of University Rankings' As a conclusion of the Hungarian Ranking Training, the closing event of a project organized this June with the promotion of TEMPUS Public Foundation by the Social Communication Research Group and initiated by its leader, György Fábri, assosiate professor at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of ELTE, it is of utmost importance to point out the main guiding rules of university ranking usage. LEIDEN ranking elaborated an overall guide in 10 points. One crucial point the participants of the Hungarian Ranking Training have also concluded is the 10th of the LEIDEN ranking-reading-rule: ’University rankings should be handled cautiously, but they should not be dismissed as being completely useless’. While rankings serve marketing functions, the essence of ranking positions may…
THE PROJECT FINISHED WITH A RANKING-TRAINING Hungarian universities are motivated to have an insight into the methodology of global and regional rankings, and the potential of their excavation. This is the aim of the project, promoted by TEMPUS Public Foundation Campus Mundi project (EFOP-3.4.2-VEKOP-15-2015-00001), and organized by ELTE PPK Social Communication Research Group. The research group, the leading scientific research center of Hungarian ranking research, (chair: associate professor György Fábri), organized an international workshop, as well as a training for Hungarian higher education experts. During these events the indicators and the performance parameters behind them, the relations between the ranking positions of global and regional rankings were revealed, and the rankings were identified as means of marketing-communication. The one-day interactive training closing the project resulted in a professional knowledge-base and a knowledge-network accessible by…